The Retail Wave Makers Podcast: Previewing Seatrade and The Moodie Davitt Report’s cruise retail session

USA/INTERNATIONAL. Leading cruiseline, concessionaire and brand representatives will feature in an eagerly anticipated retail panel at Seatrade Cruise Global on 29 March in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

As reported, Seatrade Cruise Global, the premier annual gathering of the cruise industry worldwide, is partnering with The Moodie Davitt Report to host a special retail session during its 2023 event at the Broward County Convention Center (27-30 March).

Raising the profile of cruise retail: Seth Weisser, Lisa Bauer and Luis Terife will take part in a discussion with The Moodie Davitt Report about the channel at Seatrade Cruise Global on 29 March

Speakers include Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Guest Commerce & Onboard Revenue Luis Terife, Starboard Cruise Services President & CEO Lisa Bauer and Seth Weisser, CEO of fast-growing vintage luxury seller What Goes Around Comes Around. The session will be chaired by The Moodie Davitt Report President Dermot Davitt.

Click on the image to listen to The Retail Wave Makers podcast with Nadine Heubel and Dermot Davitt

In advance of the event, Seatrade Retail Ambassador Nadine Heubel spoke to Dermot Davitt for the latest edition of The Retail Wave Makers Podcast, hosted by Seatrade Cruise Global.

They discussed the expansion of cruise retail and its place in the wider travel retail sector, and how cruiselines are integrating retail as they build their revenues and guest experiences. Click on the link or icon on this page to access the full broadcast.

The retail component at Seatrade 2023 reflects the growing importance of retailing to cruiseline revenues and its role in enhancing the guest experience.

Themes to be addressed by the panel include how cruiselines and their retail partners see the role of retail in the travel recovery phase, who the new cruise consumer is and what motivates them to shop onboard, and how the assortment should be adapted to their evolving needs. Key consumer drivers such as sustainability and digitalisation will feature high on the agenda.

The session on Wednesday 29 March runs from 3pm US Eastern time in the Cruising Innovations Theater.

This session can be accessed for free by delegates who register by using a special code at this link:

Guests are invited to use one the following promotional codes to register for this session by booking an Expo Pass (using the code MDRFOC) or to gain access to the wider event at a discount (see other options below).

  • MDRFOC – Free of charge access to the tradeshow floor and all sessions taking place in Cruising Innovations Theatre as well as other theatres on the show floor
  • MDR10 – 10% discount on:
    • VIP pass: Early access to the tradeshow floor, access to the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference, and able to attend a range of networking opportunities
    • Conference pass – Access to the Conference, early access to the tradeshow floor, and some networking opportunities
  • MDR20 – FOC 1 x VIP + 1 x Conference passes

Reuniting the international cruise community, Seatrade Cruise Global will bring together thousands of cruise professionals from all facets of the industry to network, learn and find new solutions.

Anchored around this year’s theme, Forward Momentum, delegates will hear new ideas for sustainable practices, reimagining entertainment and technology to shape the future of onboard experience, and more. ✈

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