The opening of Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas (CSI) and Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo America (CSH) was celebrated in style as the cruise interiors and hospitality communities reunited after two years at the Official Reunion Party, sponsored by MJM Marine and Mivan. The industry’s most prominent cruise lines, suppliers, shipyards, and outfitters gathered for an evening of drinks and networking in the Ballroom of the Miami Beach Convention Center.

CSI welcomed some of the biggest names in cruise interiors, with many cruise line representatives in attendance. These included Paris Swann (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line), Dee Cooper (Virgin Voyages), Petu Kummala (Carnival Cruise Line), Jason Clark (St Lawrence Cruise Line), My Nguyen (Holland America Line), and George Scammell (Princess Cruises).

Additionally, many CSI design studios and exhibitors were in attendance. CSI welcomed Greg Walton (Studio DADO), Andrew Brown (SMC Design), Helena Sawelin (Tillberg Design of Sweden), and Daniel Laine (DL Services) to its Official Reunion Party. Omar Sandoval (The World Residence), Gary Annett (MJM Marine), and Anne Mari Gullikstand (YSA Design) also made an appearance.

Celebrating the Five Senses

As guests started arriving at 6pm, they were greeted by a fabulous fusion of sounds, sights, tastes, smells and touch. These all combined to represent the party’s theme, ‘The Five Senses’. This theme honours the cruise interiors community’s first physical reunion in two years.

Throughout the evening, attendees enjoyed live Cuban music from Manny as they made connections and reunited with peers over delicious cocktails at this multisensory event.

Serving as a preview of what’s to come, several CSI and CSH exhibitors provided interactive installations. These featured their products and services and included Dianthus Miami’s beautiful flower wall, and the fragrance of Air Esscentials’ Miami Beach scent, which gave guests a true Miami welcome. These innovative exhibitors and more can be visited on the CSI and CSH show floor during the two-day exhibition.

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Exhibitor Air Esscentials fragranced the environment with their Miami Beach scent

As the evening began to wind down, attendees said their goodbyes and prepared for the next two days of (more) networking, conference sessions, and exhibits.

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