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August 23rd 2013:The Booming Cruise Industry

If you've ever wondered how the cruise industry has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world with some of the highest guest satisfaction ratings ever, you'll want to come sail away on this week's episode of Cruise Views with Ken Muskat. Join us as we speak with Christine Duffy, President and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association, the trade association representing the $36 billion global cruise industry, as we gain her perspective on the global impact of the cruise industry. Join Rick Sasso, President & CEO of MSC Cruises USA, as we explore the benefits and challe

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Christine Duffy

Christine Duffy is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cruise Lines International Association, the trade association representing the $36 billion global cruise industry. CLIA represents the interests of 60 cruise lines, more than 13,000 global travel agencies who reach nearly 50,000 individual travel agents, and over 200 industry partners. CLIA’s mission is to promote the unique benefits of cruising and to participate proactively in the regulatory and policy development process. Christine has been recognized for her industry and community leadership. In 2007, she was inducted into the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders. Corporate Meetings and Incentives chose her as on
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Richard E. Sasso

Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA), Inc., has been a well-respected figure in the cruise industry for more than 40 years. After holding key positions at Costa Cruises and Chandris Cruises, Sasso joined the senior management team that launched Celebrity Cruises in 1990. He served as president of that line from 1995 to 2001 and was instrumental in establishing it as a leading premium cruise line. Sasso was named president and CEO of MSC Cruises USA in April 2004. Since then, he has effectively positioned MSC Cruises for growth in the North American market as a cruise experience that uniquely reflects the heart and soul of the Mediterranean. In November 2013, MSC will
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Peter Knego

Born in Los Angeles, CA, Peter’s interest in passenger ships started in 1973 when he was assigned to research the LUSITANIA for an American History course. In early 1974, he began visiting and photographing nearly every liner and cruise ship that came to Los Angeles, beginning with P&O’s SS ARCADIA, and continues to do so to this day. While he was studying Theater Arts at UCLA, Peter took his first “serious” cruises, beginning in 1980 with American Hawaii’s newly-rechristened SS OCEANIC INDEPENDENCE. Every year thereafter, he made it a point to sail in an elderly passenger ship until the early 1990s, when he furthered his mission to seek out and document every “forgotten” liner left in the
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