Seatrade Cruise Asia-Pacific Conference Programme

2023 Theme: Rebuilding Asia Cruising Together

There was so much to learn about the recovery of the Asian cruise market and its future as the region rebuilds, priorities shift and new players enter. As momentum returns, collaboration played a key role in the revitalisation of this critical cruise market.

State of the Asia Pacific Cruise Industry

Led by Seatrade Cruise's Mary Bond, esteemed international and regional industry leaders gathered as they delve into the revival of Asian Cruising. They explored collaborative strategies to propel the industry forward, fostering renewed traveller interest and sharing best practices for a seamless restart, including inter-destination cooperation and contingency planning.

Hervé Gastinel


Michael Goh

Resorts World Cruises 

Bert Hernandez

SVP International
Royal Caribbean International

Shoichiro Yamashita

Head of Cruise Business Unit
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Moderated by:

Mary Bond

Group Portfolio Director
Seatrade Cruise

“This event is a golden opportunity. Gaining insights from industry leaders and regional experts about future developments is invaluable. The transformative phase the Asian cruise industry is undergoing—with innovative routes, ships, and experiences—is incredibly exciting. As Silversea aims to be at the forefront of this evolution, collaboration and engagement are key.”


Topics Explored in the 2023 Programme

  • Sustainable fuels and infrastructure
  • Destination stewardship
  • Recruiting talent back to the travel trade
  • Getting Asia back on the map for international cruisers
  • Destination development & infrastructure to welcome back cruise
  • Lessons learnt from the restart
  • Improving the guest experience ashore
  • The outlook of the Chinese source market
  • Interconnected international matters and the outlook on future deployment
  • The expansion of expedition cruising