Showcasing Harding’s cruise retail excellence at the Virtual Expo

Click the image above to visit the Harding stand in the Cruise Jetty zone at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo

Harding is one of our featured Exhibitors of the Day on 26/27 November during the Virtual Travel Retail Expo Buyers & Brands Bonanza Month. 

To visit the Expo click here (note: If you have not registered to attend the Expo, you can do so here free of charge if you are involved in the travel retail sector).

Cruise retail specialist Harding is showcasing its offer with a series of impressive videos in its ship-shaped virtual suite in the Cruise Jetty zone of the Virtual Travel Retail Expo.

Mulberry is an example of the top-class brands Harding partners with in cruise retail

The videos firmly underline the high-quality onboard retail experiences and stores – from small specialised boutiques to large multi-category open plan retail spaces – which Harding has become renowned for through its history.

Harding has a growing estate of over 300 stores on 75+ cruise ships. Its vision is to be the global leader in onboard retailing and services, based on solid commercial performance and partnerships.

This, the company says, will be achieved by its focus on a joint understanding of what exactly is required to delight customers with a world-class ‘new normal’ shopping experience that offers relevant brands, great service and innovative customer experiences.

The Princess Cruises fleet will feature expansive retail offers managed by Harding following a recently completed agreement

Harding works with many of the world’s most prestigious brands to bring exclusive products, luxury items and duty free offers to its wide range of customers.

The company’s market knowledge, brand-led approach and unstinting focus on innovation has enabled it to be the first retailer to bring brands such as Jo Malone, Radley, Carat London, Coccinelle, Olivia Burton, Le Specs, Katie Loxton and Mikimoto to sea.

Recent business wins for Harding include a new agreement with Princess Cruises to manage the cruise company’s retail offer across its 14-vessel fleet. The landmark agreement also covers three new ships, with the first taking to the seas from 2022.

Harding Chief Commercial Officer Matthew Hodges was among the guests in a compelling panel session on the cruise sector in the Knowledge Hub at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo. Watch Resilience and Renewal as the Cruise Business Returns by clicking the video link above.

Win a business class return flight with Qatar Airways

The month-long bonus exhibition period at the Virtual Expo offers visitors the chance to win a return business class flight to Doha from any Qatar Airways location in the world courtesy of Diamond Partner Qatar Duty Free. The award-winning Hamad International Airport retailer is also offering weekly US$250 shopping vouchers, drawn from registrants who on any day visit the Qatar Duty Free/Hamad International Airport virtual experience zone and the suites of our Exhibitors of the Day.

Virtual highlights

  • A glimpse of the spectacular Harding retail offer in video
  • Video flavour of passenger experiences in cruise

Where: Cruise Jetty

Wayfinding (you must be registered first):

The Virtual Travel Retail Expo platform has been further streamlined with a much-enhanced and speedier log-in procedure, improved video loading speeds and continued navigational improvements.

In a bonus, registration (go to is complimentary from now and throughout the bonus month for anyone involved in the travel retail industry. Please note you cannot access the Expo without registration, and all delegates must first be verified as connected with the travel retail sector and are subject to qualification criteria.

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