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COSTA MEDITERRANEA the biggest ship to visit Alanya docked in May 19

Costa Mediterranea the biggest ship to ever visit Alanya docked in Alanya Cruise Port today May 19. An official ceremony welcomed her arrival and traditional plaque exchanges were conducted between Mr Pier Luigi Foschi Chairman & CEO of Costa the ship’s officers and officials from Alanya and Italy. The 1976-passenger ship arrived in Alanya early this morning on […]

VENICE CRUISE TERMINAL OPENS A NEW COMFORT LOUNGE

As from July 2nd a new Comfort Lounge will be available at the Venice Cruise Terminal for passengers waiting for the transfer to the Airport. Located at the first floor of Terminal 103 the lounge is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the peak days of July August September and October. To entertain passengers […]

Launch Of The Global Coalition Of Cruise Ports Associations

The Global Coalition of Cruise Ports Associations was created during the recently ended 2012 Cruise Shipping Miami Trade Show and Conference after one year of conversations about this initiative that started during last year’s show. The founding members of the Global Coalition are: – ACTON (Asia Cruise Terminal Operators Network) – Cruise Canada New England […]

MedCruise Elects New President and Board of Directors (2011-2014) - Κεντρική Εικόνα

MedCruise Elects New President and Board of Directors (2011-2014)

Stavros Hatzakos was elected president of the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports (MedCruise) last Thursday October 14th at the 39th MedCruise General Assembly in Sete France. Hatzakos elected to a three-year term is the Director of the Administration Directorate of Piraeus Port Authority one of the founding members of MedCruise and acted as Vice President […]

38th MedCruise General Assembly in Piraeus June 2-4-2011 - Κεντρική Εικόνα

38th MedCruise General Assembly in Piraeus June 2-4-2011

The 38th General Assembly of MedCruise -the collective body of Mediterranean ports serving the cruise industry- started yesterday Thursday 2nd of June with the participation of 108 delegates from Mediterranean ports and cruise companies. The participating ports represent all countries of Mediterranean as well as countries from the Black and Red Seaarea. The cruise companies participating are MSC […]

MedCruise supports the seatrade winter cruising forum in Instanbul December 5-7 2011

Since the inaugural Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum in Malta in 2008 the concept has gone from aspiration to reality being embraced by cruise lines ports and retail agents alike not forgetting cruise passengers themselves. Addressing the seasonality challenge and boosting yields are the main pulls of shoulder and off-season deployment for the lines while ports […]

MedCruise supports Posidonia sea tourism forum and lauds cruise industrys benefits for regions economy

“The Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions could get significant economic benefits from the burgeoning European cruise sector provided they secure the investments to upgrade the existing port infrastructure and develop the new regional ports” says Giovanni Spadoni the President of the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports. Speaking on the occasion of MedCruise’s decision to endorse the inaugural […]

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Cruise passengers discover Rijeka Croatia this May

Three cruise ships have announced their arrival to the port of Rijeka Croatia in May in 2011. The cruise ships Golden Iris (Mano Cruises) and Oriana (P&O Cruises) with a passenger capacity of 1000 and 2000 respectively are expected to moor at the new Port Passenger Terminal and the third one Black Watch (Fred Olsen Cruise Lines) with […]

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New luggage carousel ready for installation in new cruise terminal in Malaga

The new terminal in Malaga will become the cruise terminal with the longest conveyor belt installed in Spain. The construction of the second stage of the cruise terminal in Malaga is running at a good pace being its inauguration planned for May 2011. The installation of the two first units of the luggage carousel in the ground […]

Medcruise 37th General Assembly in Cannes, France - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Medcruise 37th General Assembly in Cannes, France

The Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports (MedCruise) held its 37th General Assembly in Cannes, France, on December 2nd, on the occasion of the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention, hosted by the French Riviera Cruise Club. The event was held at Cannes’ famous Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Greek deputy minister of culture and tourism, George […]

MedCruise at the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards 2010 in Cannes - Κεντρική Εικόνα

MedCruise at the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards 2010 in Cannes

The fourth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards took place on the evening of Tuesday 30 November at the historic venue of the Opera de Nice as part of the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention. The evening including a soiree of music performed by the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra was hosted by the City of Nice with Insider Awards’ principal sponsorship from […]

Destinations and Cruise Lines at 36th General Assembly in Costanza, Romania - Κεντρική Εικόνα

Dialogue between destinations and Cruise Lines at 36th General Assembly in Costantza, Romania

Black Sea port, Constantza, Romania, hosted the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports’ (MedCruise) 36th General Assembly from June 2nd to 5th, at which member port and destination managers convened with cruise company leaders to discuss the challenges facing the cruise industry in the Mediterranean and its neighbouring regions. Representatives of the National Company Maritime Port Administration […]