Seatrade Cruise Global 2023: “The Asia-Pacific region sails on the cruise market”

To develop relationships with worldwide cruise professionals and discover the latest innovations, New Caledonia Tourism, represented by Rosalie Douepere from the specialised agency Kenua, attended the Seatrade Cruise Global 2023 held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center (Florida), from March 27th to 30th.

This international trade show, considered as the most important event in the cruise industry, featured over 500 exhibitors showcasing ship outfitting, new itineraries, onboard entertainment… and highlighted the growing interest in the Asia-Pacific region.

For New Caledonia Tourism, the event provided a valuable opportunity to:

  • Prospect new companies with smaller capacity fleets
  • Strengthen relationships with existing cruise partners
  • Present updates on the cruise recovery progress and conditions in New Caledonia
  • Highlight the quality of infrastructures and diversity of excursions offered at each stopover
  • Distribute a new brochure summarizing the destination’s unique assets

In the months of January and February 2023, New Caledonia welcomed 23 cruise ships and 69 804 passengers in Noumea and Lifou. The cruise industry is gradually restarting in the region amidst overall growth. According to the Statista platform, the Australia-Oceania and Asian markets are projected to experience average annual growth rates of 9.41% and 11.41% in cruise revenues respectively through 2027.

Furthermore, with the emergence of new terminals and green cruises in Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, several shipping lines have shown interest in New Caledonia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, starting in 2024-2025, opening up new tourism opportunities.


Philippe ARTIGUE
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New Caledonia Tourism (NCT) is an economic interest grouping (EIG), making connections between its institutional partners and professionals in the sector, to ensure the tourism promotion of New Caledonia at the international level, under its brand ” New Caledonia, Pacific Heart”. Founded in 2001, the grouping, now under New Caledonia government authority, is based in Nouméa, but also has representation in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and metropolitan France.

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