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Palamós marks thirteen years welcoming British cruise ship company  - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Palamós marks thirteen years welcoming British cruise ship company

On Friday, the port of Palamós (Baix Empordà) welcomed the stopover of Tui Discovery for the first time, a cruise ship with 1,713 passengers (mostly British) and 780 crew on board. The visit of this liner entailed the arrival of many tourists who visited the town of Palamós and its area of influence, such as […]

DG MOVE revises the EU Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues - Κεντρική Εικόνα

DG MOVE revises the EU Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues

The present legislative framework ensuring a consistent reduction in marine pollution by requiring provision of adequate waste reception facilities in all EU ports, including recreational ports and marinas, is established in Directive 2000/59/EC. It also provides instruments to ensure that all ships visiting EU ports deliver their waste to these facilities before their departure from them. The Directive […]

Toulon-Var Provence: St.Tropez welcomes five vessels simultaneously - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Toulon-Var Provence: St.Tropez welcomes five vessels simultaneously

Friday 27th of May 2016 will be remembered as an important day in Saint-Tropez’s cruise history: for the first time, the famous typical Provençal port accommodated 5 cruise ships in its Bay! The 137-meter long ship Star Breeze – from Windstar Cruises – first appeared at sunrise, around 7 am, with 212 passengers on board. […]

European port associations release Code of practice for cruise ports - Κεντρική Εικόνα

European port associations release Code of practice for cruise ports

Speaking with a united voice, European cruise ports associations published today, under the umbrella of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), a Code of practice for cruise and ferry ports. MedCruise is proudly co-signing the Code, a valuable tool to be used in promoting sustainable passenger traffic growth but also communicating ports perspectives to stakeholders and […]

Global Ports Holding: Emre Sayın named as new CEO - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Global Ports Holding: Emre Sayın named as new CEO

Emre Sayın has become the new CEO of the MedCruise member Global Ports Holding – the world’s largest cruise port operator that provides services to over 5 million cruise passengers a year. A new CEO has been appointed to steer Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise port operator and a member of MedCruise. Having […]

MedCruise addresses the European Interparliamentary Conference on Tourism  - Κεντρική Εικόνα

MedCruise addresses the European Interparliamentary Conference on Tourism

MedCruise had the honour to address the second edition of the “European Interparliamentary Conference on Tourism”, advocating the importance of initiatives to advance maritime tourism growth in Europe in general and in the Med and its adjoining seas in particular. In a keynote speech delivered during the opening session of the Conference, Thanos Pallis, MedCruise […]

Odessa time: MedCruise celebrates its 20 years in beautiful Odessa - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Odessa time: MedCruise celebrates its 20 years in beautiful Odessa

The 48th MedCruise General Assembly will take place in Odessa, Ukraine, 22-25 June 2016. Being part of MedCruise 20 years celebrations, this major cruise event will offer its delegates a unique opportunity to network with more than 100 cruise industry professionals including Cruise Lines, Port Associations, International Press, Port Executives, Travel Agents and other stakeholders, […]

Piraeus Port welcomes Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Piraeus Port welcomes Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas

One of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world, “Ovation of the Seas”, sailed into the port of Piraeus and was welcomed by the PPA Management, along with the Secretary General of Greek National Tourism Organisation Mr. Dimitris Trifonopoulos, the representative of Royal Caribbean in Greece Mr. Andreas Stylianopoulos, the Shipping Company’s Agent Mr. Michalis Nomikos and […]

Creating a "Cruise the Med" culture in Asia - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Creating a “Cruise the Med” culture in Asia

MedCruise President Kristijan Pavic and Secretary General Thanos Pallis promoted the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas during Seatrade Cruise Asia that was held in Busan, Korea, 12-13 May 2016.​ Kristijan Pavic joined the Travel Agents Training programme as a key speaker and educator. This special programme provides a comprehensive education platform that helps agents in Asia […]

Odessa cruise season opened - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Odessa cruise season opened

Odessa sea port welcomed m/v EUROPA 2 (Maltese flag) on May 12, 2016. The vessel moored at Odessa passenger terminal in early morning carrying more than 300 passengers on board, 244 of which are German citizens. A vast excursion program is planned for the passengers of the cruise vessel with visits to monasteries, catacombs and, of course, with the […]

Piraeus Port welcomes the newly built Carnival Vista - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Piraeus Port welcomes the newly built Carnival Vista

Management and executives of Piraeus Port Authority, headed by the General Manager Mr. Stavros Hatzakos, welcomed to the port of Piraeus the newly built cruise ship “CARNIVAL VISTA” and handed honorary gifts to the captain Rocco Lubrano. The ceremony was attended by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Mr. Christos Lampridis, representatives of […]