How to become a member
Regular members of this Association shall consist of public and government departments, boards, commissions, agencies, authorities and organisations and other bodies, whether public or private and whether incorporated or unincorporated which, in the general interest, exercise powers, jurisdiction or authority or are charged with duties with respect to the planning, development and operation of ports, provided that such ports shall offer adequate facilities for the safe handling of passenger ships, in accordance with criteria established by the General Assembly.
In the above definition, the word “ports” refers to:
- a single port operating one or several cruise facilities, or
- a group of ports that is located at the same geographical area, is managed by the same operator and constitutes a single tourist destination, termed as a “port area”.
Associate Members of this Association shall consist of an entity, public or private, which does not meet the criteria to be a Regular member and whose activities are: tourism boards, port agents, receptive agents and cruise industry related associations and companies. Every Associate Member must be linked to a Regular member (or a member of the Board of Directors, regarding cruise industry related associations). The Associate Member must be presented and seconded by the corresponding Regular member of that port/port area, (or a member of the Board of Directors, regarding cruise industry related associations).
If a port authority is the Regular member of a given port or port area, an entity that administers the cruise passenger terminal may be an Associate Member linked to the port authority. Likewise, if the entity that administers the cruise passenger terminal is the Regular member of a given port or port area, the port authority may be an Associate Member linked to the cruise passenger terminal.
- Representation and discounts at major cruise shipping events
- Constant promotion via the MedCruise website and social media
- Access in MedCruise Studies (statistics, benchmarking, port finance…)
- Working groups
- Links with European and International Associations
- Meeting Cruise Lines during B2B meetings
- Promotion in new source markets
- Professional Development Courses free to members
- Networking opportunities with other members during the MedCruise General Assemblies, exchange experiences, share and develop best practices
- Inclusion in Key directories circulated to cruise industry professionals around the globe (yearbook, website, brochures…)