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MedCruise Statistics Report: MedCruise members host 27,4 million cruisers in 2015

MedCruise Statistics Report: MedCruise members host 27,4 million cruisers in 2015 - Κεντρική Εικόνα


MedCruise presented today to the cruise world gathered in Fort Lauderdale, US, the 2016 edition of the MedCruise Statistical Report covering in detail the cruise activities in MedCruise ports during 2015.

The presentation took place during Seatrade Cruise Global 2016, with the 2016 MedCruise Statistics Report forming a special edition, as the Association celebrates this year its 20th anniversary.

A total of 27,4 million cruise passenger movements were hosted in MedCruise member ports in 2015, while at the turn of the century the very same ports had welcomed only 8,6 million passengers. Comparing to the previous year, this number is 6,2% higher, as the cruise passenger movements that had taken place in 2014 stood at 25,8 million.

In terms of cruise ship calls, MedCruise Ports recorded 13.194 in 2015. This represents a total that is lower by 4,4% comparing to the 13.813 cruise calls of 2014.

The trend of cruise vessels becoming bigger in size has been deterministic insofar the number of cruise calls is concerned.  2015 is the first year ever that the average number of passengers per cruise call in the region was higher than 2.000, while in the beginning of the 21st century the average stood only at 848 passenger visits per cruise call.

The recorded developments clearly show the commendable adaptability that MedCruise port members have demonstrated since the turn of the century.

Presenting the report, MedCruise President Kristijan Pavic stated “The MedCruise report outlines another successful year for cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining seas, based on the annual cruise traffic data of 73 MedCruise port members that represent 80% of the total cruise passenger movements in the region. The test for all is to allow for cruising in the Med and its adjoining seas to sustain as the most exciting way of vacations, while creating the background for socially responsible future growth”.

About the report

The report entitled ‘Cruise activities in MedCruise Ports: Statistics 2015’ was produced by the MedCruise Secretariat.

It includes a detailed analysis of cruise activities hosted in the Mediterranean region and its adjoining seas in 2015, comparing the data with the immediate previous year and presenting an analysis of developments in the region since 2010.

The report is available to the cruise world and can be freely downloaded via this link.

For more information on the MedCruise Statistics report you might contact:
Thanos Pallis, MedCruise Secretary General, thanos.pallis@medcruise.com
and/or Kleopatra Arapi, kleopatra.arapi@medcruise.com