Welcome to the homepage of the 6th International Cruise Conference 

Prof. Dr. Dr.  Alexis Papathanassis

On behalf of the ICC6 Orgsanisation Committee and the Scientific Board of the 6th International Cruise Conference, I would like to welcome you to the homepage of the 6th International Cruise Conference.  Here you will find material, information and updates regarding the upcoming conference.  Besides welcoming you ‘virtually’ we would also be delighted to welcome you personally in Bremerhaven (Germany) on the 13th of June 2019.  In the meanwhile, should you have any questions or requirements regarding the conference pls do not hesitate to contact us at: icc6@cruiseresearchsociety.com

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ICC6 Key Dates

  • March 31st                                    Deadline for abstracts (300-500 words)
  • April 14th 2019                             Notification of abstract acceptance
  • June 8th 2019                                Deadline for paper-presentations
  • June 13th to 15th 2019                 6th International Cruise Conference
  • July 28th 2019                               Deadline for full papers
  • September 1st 2019                     Reviews / Paper Acceptance Notification
  • November 10th 2019                   Revised / Final Paper Submission
  • 2019-2020                                    Publication Special Issue:  Journal of Tourism in Marine Environments

Conference Theme and Scope

The cruise sector has been undergoing significant growth over the past decades.  Alongside this growth a number of issues have emerged at all levels of the cruise holiday value-chain, ranging from novel guest-requirements and increased intra-sectoral competition to sustainability pressures and infrastructural limitations.  In order to effectively ‘navigate’ through those pressures and sustain it’s ‘success course’, the cruise sector is required to question traditional practices, innovate product offerings and adopt new technologies. Embracing and managing this change imperative is as challenging and it is promising.

In this line, and besides the ICC’s traditional theme tracks, this conference’s main theme is:

“Cruise Tourism: Change Imperative and Dynamics”

In the tradition of its predecessors, the upcoming ICC conference will incorporate the following features:

  • ‘Journal Publication Opportunities’: In the past, the ICC has collaborated with reputable publishers such as Springer, enabling high-visibility of its proceedings and contributing papers.  Selected papers (following a double-blind peer review) will be published in a Special Issue of the ‘Tourism in Marine Environments’ journal (https://www.cognizantcommunication.com/ journal-titles/tourism-in-marine-environments).  Should the volume and quality of submissions exceed the scope of a special journal issue, additional publication options are available (i.e. double special issue and / or published conference proceedings book)
  • ‘Emerging Scholar Opportunities’: The ICC conference series and the Cruise Research Society has always welcomed early-career and/or un-published researchers in its community.  As important as it is to support those beginning their research career in cruise tourism, the community itself has always greatly benefited from the enthusiasm and perspectives of new-generation scientists.  Emerging scholars and students are explicitly and actively encouraged to participate and submit their research.
  • Guest Track’: This year features a ‘Yellow Tourism’ guest track, focusing on crime and corruption in the tourism / cruise sector.  This represents a new sub-domain in interdisciplinary tourism research bringing together researchers and professionals from various fields such as: Economics, law, criminology and ethics.  This track is represented and endorsed by the ‘Yellow Tourism Consortium’, and will enable a cross-fertilisation of viewpoints and ideas within the ICC framework.
  • ‘Attractive social-program and networking’: A positive and community-building atmosphere has always been central to the ICC series.  Conference participants will have the opportunity to socialise with international peers while enjoying northern German culture and its culinary highlights, as well as the regional attractions of Bremerhaven.   Apart from the regular conference dinners and excursion options, our conference organisation team will provide tips and support for those wishing to extend their stay in Bremerhaven.