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The future of cruise food and beverage

Returning in 2024, dates to be announced shortly

Thank you from the F&[email protected] team

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, vendors and visitors who were part of the world's first, dedicated cruise F&B experience. We hope you had a deliciously indulgent two days at the inaugural F&[email protected] event, and we hope to see you again in 2024 when we return even bigger and better than before.

2024 dates coming soon, click below to be first to know

Who attended?


50+ vendors

Over 50 suppliers showcased everything F&B, from meat, seafood, dairy, grains and plant-based alternatives to cocktails, cookware, menus, equipment and more.



The two-day seminar programme uncovered what’s trending in F&B, from sustainability to supply chains to delivering unique guest experiences.


F&B Networking

Bringing together F&B buyers, suppliers, executives, hotel ops and guest experience professionals, this is the place to network with the cruise F&B industry.

What the industry said

“HEINEKEN is excited to sponsor the inaugural F&[email protected] event; a very welcome initiative from Seatrade that perfectly spotlights the growing importance of hospitality in the guest experience. Having the opportunity to meet our cruise line partners and other suppliers in this dedicated forum will be a valuable opportunity for us all to shape, accelerate and maximize the potential in this new era of enjoyment at sea."


"F&[email protected] will be for us a moment to showcase our category approach, our commitment to creating exceptional experiences and our expertise in supporting the hospitality industry and retail. After a stalled period of Covid F&[email protected] is a special moment for all those in food and beverage like us to come together to present their unique credentials and excitement for the opportunity at sea ahead."


"Our goal is to ensure all attendees get fully immersed, informed and educated about our entire Sazerac Portfolio while being able to sample our delicious bourbons and whiskies.  It is important to have the attendees see every aspect of our portfolio and how it can fit into each consumption occasion during every cruise ship’s passenger journey."


“I am certainly looking forward to visiting F&[email protected]. It will be a great opportunity to meet industry colleagues I have known for many years, and at the same time explore the latest trends in F&B, particularly what the future can bring in terms of technology, innovation and what can make the guest experience even better than it is."

Eddie Micka

Fleet Restaurant & Bar Operations Manager
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

“With responsibilities to strategically source food and beverage for our cruise ships, I’m looking forward to networking with a few existing business partners as well as the opportunity to meet new potential suppliers and learn best practices from presenters.”

Rian Smith

Strategic Sourcing Food & Beverage
Carnival Cruise Line

“F&[email protected] is an important event for me, during which I hope to meet my colleagues working in other companies, share different perspectives on future F&B trends in order to improve guest experience onboard and anticipate their future needs."

Thibaut Brianco

Senior Lead, F&B Services
Explora Journeys

As the Vice President of Food and Beverage for Celebrity Cruises, I decided to register for F&B at Sea to take advantage of the opportunity to connect with other leaders in the cruise industry and to share what makes Celebrity so special. I'm looking forward to speaking at such a highly regarded event. ."

Cornelius Gallagher Jr

VP F&B at Celebrity Cruises

A look back at F&[email protected] 2023


Bacardi Speakeasy Experience

Cruise F&B professionals immersed themselves in the world of Bacardi, as we showcased their diverse and delicious range of brands in a unique speakeasy environment.


F&B tasting & sampling

From bloody marys, negronis, gins, margaritas and old-fashioned lemonade to lobster tail, wagyu steak, mini crab cakes, veggie ragoon and more, F&[email protected] 2023 had it covered.


Happy hours, demos & brunches

From live cooking demos, welcome brunches by Aperol Spritz, bar demos by Rémy Cointreau and Webb Banks to happy hours by Pernod Ricard... F&[email protected] 2023 had it all.


The Heineken Sundown Soirée

Sponsored by Heineken, and with drinks provided by Campari and Webb Banks, there was no better way to close the show than raising a glass amongst friends and colleagues.


F&B Trends E-Report 2023


Seatrade Cruise has published its first-ever Cruise F&B Trends
E-Report, which is now free to download

The research data, which was collected by surveying F&B suppliers and cruise professionals responsible for food, beverage & hotel ops in the cruise food and drinks industry was conducted by Seatrade Cruise.

The Report Includes:

- Current state of the market 2023
- Food and Drink Trends
- Technology
- Training and more!

Founding partners

Media Partners

Just a short walk away

Seatrade Cruise Global is located just a 4-minute walk from F&[email protected] at the newly renovated Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale. The world's leading cruise industry event, Seatrade Cruise Global is four packed days of networking, sourcing, and education amongst every sector the cruise industry touches.