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.