MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, represents more than 140 cruise ports and 34 associate members (port agents, tourism boards, and cruise terminals) from 21 different countries.
The Association is highly devoted to its members, playing a key role by supporting the Port Authorities and destinations in the Mediterranean Area and its adjoining seas, including the Adriatic Sea, Black Sea, the Red Sea, and the Near Atlantic, thus providing valuable assistance to the Cruise Industry as a whole.
MedCruise is the exclusive Sponsor of the main session of the first-ever Seatrade Cruise Virtual: The State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote, which brings together senior leaders representing the world’s four largest cruise lines for the first time in 2020.
MedCruise Association has also taken many other noteworthy actions to promote the Mediterranean as the best cruise destination worldwide and support its members for the safety resumption of the cruise operations in the region:
- MedCruise has organised online webinars inviting key cruise line executives (Royal Caribbean and Costa Cruises) and organised an online Professional Development Course, where gave training on current topics like How to conduct business post-COVID-19;
- The Association has participated in interviews; for instance, The curated conversation, Seatrade Cruise’s Mary Bond talks to the President of MedCruise, about how the Mediterranean region is getting ready to welcome cruise back to their ports;
- MedCruise is meeting with key organisations like IAPH, UNWTO, IMO, and other cruise ports associations worldwide, as the unified voice of all Mediterranean and adjoining seas key players;
- MedCruise is regularly sending to its members updated information about the cruise companies resumption, relevant publications from international organisations (EMSA, OECD, CLIA, European Commission, Healthy Gateways), and carrying several surveys and projects to understand the situation in each of its members and countries.
MedCruise Association is a pathfinder out of this crisis, for example, has formed a “Post COVID-19 Committee of Experts” to discuss the latest protocols, measures, and developments in each country as well as inviting key partners such as European Union Healthy Gateways to answer members’ questions and share information.
Additionally, MedCruise Association felt that it was time, more than ever, to recoginse the companies, organizations, and individuals who are working harder to take the cruise industry into a challenging and competitive future. The event, called MedCruise Awards, was celebrated online and was an impressive ceremony that delivered positive messages of great hope to the industry for joint recovery.
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