Cruise line executives to discuss trends, future during panel session at annual conference

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – After a year-plus that included a fatal cruise and a disabled ship that had to be towed back to port, cruise line executives will discuss industry trends and its future at a 29th annual conference.

Seven executives are expected to address the on-board experience, globalization of the industry and more on Tuesday for the State of the Industry session at the Cruise Shipping Miami conference.

On the panel will be a representative from Carnival Cruise Lines, part of Miami-based Carnival Corp. The company owns both the Triumph that spent days without power in the Gulf of Mexico and the Costa Concordia that ran aground off the coast of Italy a year ago, killing 32 people.

The conference runs through Thursday. It’s expected to attract more than 10,000 people in the industry.