Posts Tagged ‘MedCruise’

Lisbon to host Seatrade Cruise Med 2018

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Lisbon Cruise Terminal (Source: MedCruise)Lisbon is the port-city to welcome the major biennial cruise event focused on the world’s second largest cruise destination – the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas: Seatrade Cruise Med 2018. (more…)

Improving cruise port infrastructure in the Med

Friday, March 24th, 2017

MedCruise was invited to contribute with an article at the latest version of the International Cruise & Ferry Review (Issue 50, Spring 2017), with MedCruise Secretary General Thanos Pallis providing input on the continuous upgrade of cruise port infrastructure in the Med, and the need for longer term engagement of cruise lines, in order to improve planning.

The Mediterranean continues attracting cruisers says the MedCruise Statistical Report

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

MedCruise presented today to the cruise world gathered in Fort Lauderdale for Seatrade Cruise Global, the 2017 edition of the MedCruise Statistical Report, covering in detail the cruise activities in its member ports during 2016. (more…)

Taranto, Italy, to welcome Thomson Spirit in 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Thomson Cruises has included Taranto in its destinations for 2017, with Thomson Spirit calling at the southern Italian city as part of her itinerary “Taste of the Adriatic”. (more…)

Cruise Port Review by MedCruise: Zadar, Croatia

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Aereal view of the port of Zadar (Source: MedCruise)Zadar port has seen a significant rise in passenger numbers in recent years and it seems the numbers are still growing. From 2012, passenger numbers have increased from 20,000 to a record 130,000 in 2016. (more…)

Dubrovnik wins “The Best Mediterranean Cruise Port” Excellence award

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikAt the tenth edition of the Mediterranean Cruise Excellence Awards 2017, hosted in the MedCruise member port of Cartagena on February 16th, the Port Authority of Dubrovnik won the award in the category of “The Best Mediterranean Cruise Port / Destination in 2016”. (more…)

Cruise Port Review by MedCruise: Ancona

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Aereal view of the port of Ancona (Source: MedCruise)The port of Ancona, Italy, is located in a strategic position. Ancona is the capital of Marche region, a territory rich in history, and extremely various: mountains, hills, and beaches are concentrated in a relatively small territory characterised by a culture made of quality of life, respect for the environment, beauty and solid entrepreneurship tradition. (more…)

MedCruise re-confirms its commitment to sustainable and responsible growth of cruise activities

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Τhe sustainable development of the Blue Economy in the Western Mediterranean, was the theme of the Stakeholders Conference held in 2 February 2017, Barcelona, Spain. (more…)

The port of Livorno is expecting 349 calls and 700,000 passengers in 2017

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Livorno: Terminal Marittimo PasseggeriThe port of Livorno is expecting 349 calls and 700,000 passengers in 2017 including six new ships and three ships in partial turnaround: Silver Muse (5 calls), AIDAperla (17 calls), Majestic Princess (4 calls), Norwegian Joy (1 call), Seabourn Encore (5 calls), Viking Sky (2 calls), MSC Armonia (17 partial turnarounds), Arethusa (16 partial turnarounds) and Hebridean Sky (1 partial turnaround). (more…)

Portofino welcomes 2017 with new anchorage regulation in full effect

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The Wind Star out of PortofinoAfter a successful 2016 cruise season, Marina di Portofino is pleased to remind the cruise world about the new anchorage regulation in full effect since July 2016 which allows ships to anchor at the closer distance of 0.3 nautical miles. (more…)

100 cruise calls and 280,000 passengers are expected for 2017 at Toulon

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Amongst them, six will be new ship visitors. This is a small decline on last year’s figures, -33% calls and -10% passengers. In 2016 a new cruise terminal has been completed in La Seyne sur mer and the ferry/cruise Terminal downtown has been completely refurbished. (more…)

153 cruise ships are expected to call at the Port of La Spezia in 2017, bringing 520,000 passengers

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The 5 Terre between Genoa and La SpeziaThese figures compare well to the numbers achieved this year (2016). The most popular shore excursion from La Spezia is to Florence, Pisa and the Cinque Terre. (more…)

Cruise Port Review by MedCruise: Lisbon

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Lisbon Cruise Terminal (Source: MedCruise)Cruise lines have four dedicated cruise terminals located in the heart of Lisbon, all within easy walking distance from the city center and historical sites. (more…)

Port of Igoumenitsa is expecting 12 cruise calls in 2017, and Silversea Cruises has chosen the Greek port as a new destination to visit

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Nine ships called at Igoumenitsa in 2016, meaning a small increase year on year. (more…)

Gibraltar port expects 257 cruise calls in 2017 bringing over 400,000 passengers

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

GibraltarOf these, some are inaugural calls. These numbers are an increase of the figures from 2016 when 225 calls and 350,000 passengers called at the Rock. (more…)

The Port of Genoa is set to handle 1 million cruise passengers on 220 cruise ship calls in 2017

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Genoa - Inside the cruise terminal - Ponte dei MilleNew ships scheduled to call in Genoa are MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia and Silversea Cruises’ Silver Muse. Cruise passenger throughput is expected to drop slightly, by approximately 5%, compared to the current year. (more…)

The Port of Brindisi is expecting approximately 10 ships and 100,000 passengers to call in 2017

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

New ships visiting the port will be Seabourn Cruises’ Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Odyssey, Ponant Cruises’ Le Lyrial, Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity, and Premiere Cruises’ Serenissima. (more…)

Cruise calls are on the rise, once again, at Port of Odessa

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Odessa: the Passenger TerminalCruise calls are on the rise, once again, at Port of Odessa, 13 ship calls bringing circa 13,700 passengers are expected for 2017 compared with only five calls and 1,137 passengers this year. (more…)

For the 2017 cruise season, Port of Messina is expecting 147 calls carrying 383,157 passengers

Monday, December 19th, 2016

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAaura (1 call), MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia (23 calls), Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Spirit (16 calls), Princess Cruises’ Majestic Princess (2 calls) and Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas explorer (1 call) are all first time callers to the port. (more…)

SEAnAIRgies: MedCruise Ports & Airports discuss how to grow together at 4th Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Represented by their Association, cruise ports in the Mediterranean and the adjoining seas were among the keynote guests at the 4th Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium that took place in Athens Greece.

The Four Ports Of The French Riviera Expect 721,000 Cruise Passengers In 2017

Friday, December 9th, 2016

The four ports of the French Riviera, Cannes, Antibes, Nice and Villefranche sur mer expect 373 cruise ships bringing 721,000 cruise passengers in 2017. (more…)

Balearic Ports Received 749 Calls In 2016 And Are Expecting 865 Next Year

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainThe five ports of the Balearic Islands, Palma, Alcudia, Mahon, Ibiza and La Savina, are all expecting more (or the same) amount of ships to call in 2017 as this year. (more…)

MedCruise to offer cruise ports perspectives in the EU Skills and Career development in the Blue Economy policy

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Following a call by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs & Fisheries), MedCruise has been selected to contribute in the works of the European expert group on Skills and Career development in the Blue Economy. (more…)

European Tourism Day: ΜedCruise welcomes EC announcement for making available €1.5 million to promote maritime sites across Europe

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

In front of an audience including MedCruise, and a total of more than 400 stakeholders, the European Commission celebrated today (Nov. 29) in Brussels the European Tourism Day.

‘Pioneering’ MedCruise strategy to attract Chinese cruisers captures attention at ICS2016

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

MedCruise President Kristijan Pavic addresses ICS2016 in MadridMedCruise representatives and members promoted cruise activities in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas during the International Cruise Summit 2016. The succesful sixth edition of the event, was organised by CruisesNews, on 22-23 November in Madrid, Spain. (more…)

MedCruise: Join our #PortsTogether campaign

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

MedCruise recognises the need for all stakeholders of the cruise port industry to set up a value chain and work together, and thus invites you to join its #PortsTogether campaign. (more…)

The MedCruise Yearbook 2016/17 is now available online

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The 20 Years edition of the MedCruise directory, which provides important technical data about the cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining seas, as well as descriptions of the destinations and associate members is now available online. It also serves as a “Who is Who” with photos and vital contact information.

MedCruise: Strengthening the Network of European Cruise and Ferry Ports

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

MedCruise participated at the fourth meeting of the Cruise and Ferry Port Network, organised within ESPO, discussing the next steps of the network uniting cruise ports from all over Europe and the adjoining seas. (more…)

MedCruise key contributor @ GreenPort Cruise 2016

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Cruise port infrastructure, port projects on renewable energy and transport systems, and the reduction of emissions from cruising, are the three key issues discussed during the 4th GreenPort Cruise, which was held under the auspices of MedCruise in Venice, Italy. (more…)

MedCruise and its membership contributes at Italian Cruise Day 2016

Friday, October 7th, 2016

The 6th succesful edition of italian Cruise day held on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the MedCruise member La Spezia. (more…)

Port of Bastia hosts Seven Seas Explorer maiden call in Corsica

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Port of Bastia had the pleasure to welcome on September 13th, the maiden call in Corsica of the Seven Seas Explorer. (more…)

MedCruise destinations in the centre of attention at Seatrade Cruise Med 2016

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Hosted by the MedCruise member Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Seatrade Cruise Med 2016 took place from 21 to 23 September at the International Trade Fair and Congress Centre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. (more…)