Cruise Downunder
Cruise Research Society

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Applecross WA 6953
Australia

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Cruise Ship Tourism

Ideology is at the forefront of global development of the Cruise Ship Industry through training, advice and education. Ross is an Advisor to the industry body ‘Cruise Down Under’ which has members in Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

He is also a Co-Founder of the ‘Cruise Research Society’ based in Germany.

Co-founders, Cruise Research Society2nd International Cruise Conference

In 2006 Ross edited the world’s first major book on the subject ‘Cruise Ship Tourism’, CABI Publishers, UK. Between 2006 -2008 Ross led a team of researchers conducting research into the ‘Environmental and Cultural Aspects of Expedition Cruising in the Kimberley Region’ for the Western Australian Government.

Some examples of recent keynote addresses on Cruise tourism at industry conferences include:

  • ‘Cruise Customers’, Cruise Down Under Conference, Cairns, Australia, 2006
  • ‘Creating a Safe, Secure Cruise Industry in Australia’, Port and Maritime Security & Counter-Terrorism Summit, Melbourne, Australia, 2007
  • ‘Cruising: Environmental Advances and Expedition Growth’, Cruise Down Under Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
  • ‘The Explosive Growth of Cruising Down Under’, The Second International Cruise Conference, Plymouth, England, 2010

Ross Dowling - Keynote Speech at the 2nd International Cruise Conference, Plymouth, England, 2010Ross Dowling with guru Douglas Ward at the 2nd International Cruise Conference, Plymouth, England, 2010

Ross and Wendy are sought after cruise ship lecturers and have undertaken assignments for the Cunard Line, Orion Expedition Cruises and Silversea Cruises. Their next assignment is on Oceania Cruises’ Marina through the Pacific Ocean in early 2013.

Ross appeared on a Channel 7 Sunday Night documentary titled “Monster Ships” on 29th August 2011. View the footage here

Wendy Dowling lecturing on board Silversea Cruises Silver Shadow in Asia, 2006Ross Dowling lecturing on board Silversea Cruises Silver Shadow in Asia, 2006

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