Posts Tagged ‘MedCruise’

MedCruise selected as member of European Ports Forum

Friday, July 28th, 2017

MedCruise will bring cruise ports interests at the forefront of European port related initiatives, following its selection as member of the European Commission’s expert group ‘European Ports Forum’. (more…)

Work #portstogether: Specialised WGs to advance the interests of MedCruise members

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Following the decision of the 50th MedCruise General Assembly held in Gibraltar, two specialised Working Groups have been formed within the Association – with the aim being to advance the interests of MedCruise member ports and associates.

Work #portstogether: Specialised WGs to advance the interests of MedCruise members

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Following the decision of the 50th MedCruise General Assembly held in Gibraltar, two specialised Working Groups have been formed within the Association – with the aim being to advance the interests of MedCruise member ports and associates.

DP World Limassol, MedCruise new Asssociate Member, will soon Open a Modern Cruise Terminal

Friday, July 7th, 2017

DP World Limassol will soon open a modern cruise terminal, with integrated services, a capacity to handle over 2,000 passengers and the ability to accommodate the latest cruise ships, supporting thus the Port of Limassol in meeting the expectations of the industry. (more…)

50th MedCruise General Assembly celebrated in Gibraltar meets with success

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

MedCruise celebrated its 50th General Assembly in Gibraltar, a destination offering premier cruise opportunities, as well as one of the founder member ports of the Association. (more…)

MedCruise: Bright Outlook

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

After a productive week in Gibraltar, there is a bright outlook for the cruise industry worldwide and in the Mediterranean, according to officials on hand at the 50th MedCruise General Assembly. (

MedCruise Opens 50th General Assembly

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The 50th MedCruise General Assembly was formally opened this morning by Nicky Guerrero, chief executive of the Gibraltar Board of Tourism, which is hosting the event; Thanos Pallis, general secretary of MedCruise, Kristijan Pavić, president of MedCruise, and Captain Bob Sanguinetti, CEO of the Gibraltar Port Authority and Captain of the Port. (

MedCruise guidelines for a sustainable ‘Berth Booking Process’ in the centre of attention at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

During the two-day event, cruise industry decision makers and stakeholders came together in an effort to “Reinvent Cruising in the East Mediterranean”.

MedCruise Readies for 50th General Assembly

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

MedCruise will make history in June when it gathers in Gibraltar for a ground-breaking 50th General Assembly event. The event will run from June 14-17 as MedCruise members, which are the majority of Mediterranean cruise ports, will gather with industry stakeholders and key cruise line representatives to discuss issues and challenges and working together. (

MedCruise Ports expand their markets in China

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

As part of MedCruise marketing strategy aiming to promote the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas as the most popular cruise destination among Asian cruisers, a MedCruise delegation travelled to Shanghai to attend ITB China 2017.

MedCruise and its member ports lead discussion on best strategies for the Adriatic

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

MedCruise was, once more, among the leading organisations shaping discussions on the potentials of cruising in the Adriatic, and the best strategies for cruise ports and destinations, during the Adriatic Sea Forum. (more…)

MedCruise welcomes European Blue Growth report

Friday, April 21st, 2017

MedCruise welcomes the European Commission intensive to undertake a series of steps to further translating this strategy to actions, especially the recognition that coastal and maritime tourism are among the sectors with potential for sustainable blue growth. (more…)

MedCruise Ports head to China

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

As part of MedCruise marketing strategy aiming to promote the Mediterranean as the most popular cruise destination among Asian cruisers, MedCruise is attending this year ITB China 2017 event. (more…)

2016, a record year in Var-Provence, France

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The renewal of shore excursions is a key part of the development of cruise activity in Var-Provence. Last year saw a record 278 calls (23 maiden calls), 362 479 passengers and 32 cruise lines. (more…)

Rijeka and Zadar, Croatia: Joining forces to improve cruise-related logistics

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

MedCruise port members Rijeka and Zadar have joined forces with European ports and cities – to improve cruise-related logistics and transport planning.

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…)