Posts Tagged ‘MedCruise’

51st MedCruise General Assembly concludes successfully in Toulon

Friday, October 20th, 2017

More than 170 cruise industry professionals and port executives gathered in Toulon last week, to discuss the latest developments in the sector and also the implications and prospects of cruising in the Med and its adjoining seas.

51st MedCruise General Assembly held in Toulon elected Mr. Airam Díaz Pastor new President of the Association

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

From L-R: Nicky Guerrero, Teodor Patrichi, Maria Cano Olmos, Cherifa Ben Salem, Airam Diaz Pastor, Valeria Mangiarotti, Cristina De Gregori, Theodora Riga, Aris Batsoulis, Thrasos Stavridopoulos, Figen Ayan, Laura Cimaglia

The 51st MedCruise General Assembly that was held in Toulon in France elected Mr. Airam Díaz Pastor, Commercial Director of Ports of Tenerife as the new President of the Association representing ports and stakeholders related to the cruise business in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas. (more…)

51st MedCruise General Assembly defines Mediterranean’s place in global cruise tourism

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Hosted by the French port city of Toulon, MedCruise celebrated its 51st General Assembly during 11-14 October. The focus of this gathering was steadfastly on defining Mediterranean’s place in the context of today’s global cruise tourism and – under the new presidency of Airam Diaz, Commercial Director of Tenerife Ports – preparing it for the challenges of tomorrow. (

Tenerife’s Pastor Named President of MedCruise

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Airam Diaz Pastor, commercial director for the Port of Tenerife, has been elected as the new president of MedCruise following a vote from membership at the group’s General Assembly in Toulon, France. (

MedCruise members to meet on board for the 5th edition of the PDC

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The Celestyal Olympia (Courtesy of Celestyal Cruises)The 5th edition of MedCruise Professional Development Course (PDC) will be held 27-30 October 2017, on board Celestyal Olympia in a thee days cruise from Piraeus to Mykonos-Kusadasi-Patmos-Heraklion-Santorini.

MedCruise ports to work with airports and cruise lines to create robust cruise supply chain

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

MedCruise port member Barcelona plays a leading role in advancing discussions on how to best link aviation and cruising, during the BCN World Route event to be held in Barcelona 23-26 September. (more…)

MedCruise ports become the centre of attention @ Seatrade Cruise Europe 2017

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

MedCruise was dynamically present at the 2017 edition of Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention, held 6-8 September 2017, in Hamburg, Germany. The Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports was present at the event with its own stand, actively promoting cruise activities in the Med and beyond. (more…)

Cruise line executives to join 51st MedCruise General Assembly

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

An impressive list being continuously enriched. The following cruise line executives have already confirmed their presence at the 51st MedCruise General Assembly to be held 11-14 October 2017 in Toulon, Var Provence, France. (more…)

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…)