Steve Odell


Harbour crisis hits cruise growth hard, new figures show

More than 1.34 million Australians took to the seas for a cruise holiday last year but growth slowed to 4.4 per cent because of infrastructure constraints limiting the number of ships berthing in Sydney.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 24 2018

Steve Odell named in top 50 LGBTI leaders in Australia

Norwegian Cruise Line’s senior VP and managing director Steve Odell has been named one of Australia’s outstanding 50 LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) leaders of 2018. “I am a vocal and proud member […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 7 2018

Minister studies report as Sydney reaches “crisis point”

Amid figures showing cruise contributed over $5 billion to the economy last year, there was one issue which continued to cast a shadow over what should have been a triumphant event –  Sydney’s cruise capacity […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 5 2017

Regent Seven Seas says Aussie luxury cruise is booming

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has doubled its passenger numbers and revenue in Australia over the last year, visiting president and CEO Jason Montague said today. Mr Montague, in Sydney to mark the line’s 25th anniversary, received […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jun 30 2017

Crowded ports mean Australia is missing out, say cruise lines

Australia’s cruise industry is expanding – but it is missing out on bigger and better ships because the nation’s ports are full, a new report claims. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says the industry’s economic […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 4 2016

Record cruise growth in danger from crowded Sydney port

The debate over a second berth for big cruise ships east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was re-ignited today at a conference held by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. Last week, Cruise Passenger reported […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Sep 16 2016