Miami to Host First Ever Cruise Ship Interiors Expo


By The Maritime Executive 12-06-2018 02:06:14

Next year, Miami will host the world’s first and only event to focus exclusively on the interior design, architecture, and outfitting for the cruise industry. The inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Expo (CSIE) is scheduled for June 18-20, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

For vendors, CSIE offers access to qualified buyers for the cruise industry; for visitors, it gives a chance to see the latest interior design materials and trends. "Cruise Ship Interiors Expo is an exciting and needed addition," says Petu Kummala, director of interior design and architecture for Carnival Cruise Line. "[It] will provide a source for designers and suppliers to connect, exchange ideas and see the latest products that can be used on future projects."

The event's organizers say that it has had an overwhelming response from all of the major cruise lines, shipyards, and outfitters, and its exhibitor spaces are now fully booked. Leading participants at the show will include MJM Group, Trimline, YSA Design, Tillberg Design, Fincantieri Marine Interiors, Disney Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Carnival Cruise Line and the Grand Bahama Shipyard.

In addition, co-located with CSIE, the Marine Catering Expo will host the industry’s leading suppliers to the galley in an exhibition and catering forum. Industry leaders including MKN, Loipart, and Rational are scheduled to attend.

Visitor registration for June 18-20, 2019 is free and may be completed online at www.cruiseshipinteriors-expo.com.

In the meantime, the event's organizers have published a complete guide to cruise ship interior trends for 2019, and it is available online at info.cruiseshipinteriors-expo.com/the-2019-guide-to-cruise-interiors-trends.