Caribbean Countries Make Push at Cruise Shipping Miami Conference


Above: dancers from the United States Virgin Islands at Cruise Shipping Miami (all photos by CJ)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

MIAMI — Countries from across the wider Caribbean region descended upon Miami Beach, Fla. this week for the annual Cruise Shipping Miami conference.

Above: US Virgin Islands dancers at Cruise Shipping Miami

From small-port islands to larger, more established cruise hubs, the Caribbean was well represented, with a large contingent at the Miami Beach Convention Centre.

Above: Martinique’s booth at Cruise Shipping Miami

Local dancers from the United States Virgin Islands stole the show, drawing convention-goers from around the floor to watch their carnival-style show.

Above: Antigua and Barbuda’s booth at the conference

The Miami-based event is one of the premier events in an industry that is among the largest single-drivers of the Caribbean economy.

Above: the Jamaican booth at CSM

The conference concludes on Thursday.


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