Haugesund in Norway is a prime example of a new to cruise port and destination that has tried from the outset to manage sustainable growth and ensure that both the port and surrounding tourist infrastructure has kept pace with the rising numbers of cruise guests visiting year-on-year.
Sustainability sparked a lot of attention at Seatrade Cruise Global this year. During a dedicated session, panelists discussed the impact of growth and the need to take active responsibility for greener practices.
Dover Cruise Port will be exhibiting at next week’s Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami running from April 8-11 with a stand made entirely from waste plastic that was collected from the world’s oceans and beaches during 2018.
The pace of the LNG revolution in cruising has accelerated over the past three years, according to the latest Seatrade Cruise News Annual Survey of Cruise Ports, carried out last month.
Costa Cruises, together with Banc dels Aliments de Barcelona, has launched its 4GOODFOOD project that donates food that has been prepared and not served on board to the needy to include the leading Mediterranean hub.
This opinion piece is an abstract from a longer piece of content written by Luis de Carvalho, ceo Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Europe who is moderating a session 'Making Cruise Welcome' at Seatrade Cruise Med 2018 - bringing figures from the tourism, cruise and the port sectors together to discuss this challenge.