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Costa Cruises takes delivery of Costa Smeralda, its first ship powered by LNG

As the brand’s new flagship, Costa Smeralda becomes its first vessel to use liquefied natural gas, an industry innovation that significantly reduces environmental impact. The first cruise departed from MedCruise member Savona on December 21, 2019. Costa Cruises has taken delivery of Costa Smeralda, its new flagship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the marine […]

Celestyal Cruise Ship Sails Back to Egypt – Holy Land

For the past years, the Egyptian authorities made great efforts to improve the tourism in the country and provide the best services for the tourists in order to return in the Egyptian lands. From enhancing the touristic places and raising the quality of its touristic services to promoting the Egyptian touristic sites all over the […]

MSC Grandiosa makes first call to Valletta

MSC Grandiosa is the fifth MSC Cruises’ vessel to be registered in the Port of Valletta The Port of Valletta has today welcomed the first call of MSC Grandiosa, one of the most environmentally-advanced ships at sea. A ceremony has been held on board the stunning 6,334-guest cruise ship to commemorate her maiden call to her […]

Inauguration of the updated cruise Calata delle Vele quay in Savona

A ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the renovated Calata delle Vele quay and Palacrociere Terminal 1 in Savona’s cruise port The inaugural ceremony was presided over by the Mayor of the City Ilaria Caprioglio, the President of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti, the President of the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority Paolo Emilio Signorini and the Director […]

La Goulette cruise terminal welcomes the first call of MS Amera in Tunisia

GSC Cruise Terminal welcomed last thursday 14th November 2019 the first call of MS Amera in Tunisia and the first cruise call from almost 2 years as well, with 649 passengers and 452 staff members. Two third of the passengers went to three different excursions, visiting Sidi Bou Said, Carthage, and the old town of Tunis La […]

Sky Princess, Princess Cruises’ latest newbuild visits Valletta

Valletta Cruise Port has welcomed Sky Princess, Princess Cruises’ brand-new ship debuting this October. Sky Princess features exciting entertainment venues, new dining choices and award-winning chef partnerships and can accommodate up to 3,660 passengers with over 1,300 crew. Sky Princess, the newest addition to the Princess Cruises’ fleet elevates the distinctive, contemporary design and luxurious […]

Minister for Tourism Welcomes Sky Princess on its Inaugural Visit

Minister Vijay Daryanani has welcomed the Sky Princess cruise ship on its inaugural visit to Gibraltar. The Sky Princess is on its maiden cruise, having been built in Italy and delivered to Princess Cruises as recently as 15 October. This first cruise, carrying 3600 passengers and 1400 crew, began in Athens and ends in Rome […]

The maritime passenger ship AMERA closed the cruise season in Constanta Port

The maritime passenger ship AMERA closed, on October 29th, 2019, the cruise season in Constanta Port. The Bahamas-flagged ship has 754 passengers on board, most of them Germans, and a crew of 459 people. The foreign tourists will take trips to Constanta county, Bucharest and Danube Delta. After a period when the geopolitical context in […]

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About MedCruise Association MedCruise is the Association of Mediterranean and adjoining seas cruise ports. Our mission is to promote the cruise industry in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Adriatic Sea, Red Sea and Near Atlantic. MedCruise assists its members in benefiting from the growth of the cruise industry by providing networking, promotion and professional development opportunities, […]

Celestyal Cruises returns back to Egyptian Ports

Celestyal crystal ship will call both Ports of Alexandria and PortSaid frequently between According to the protocol of cooperation between maritime transport sector and ministry of Tourism in order to improve sea cruise tourism.  Port of Alexandria is granting some facilities to all cruise ships ranging from reductions on some port dues to complete exemption […]