In addition, Jacques Truau, president of Marseille-Provence Cruise Club, received the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Cruising in the Mediterranean. Seatrade Insider editor Mary Bond said ‘Jacques Truau has devoted over 20 years of steadfast personal commitment to growing cruising in the Mediterranean.
As a pioneer he started the long and methodical process of persuading local stakeholders to come together to create a Cruise Club. Around this time last year, the milestone annual figure of one million cruise passengers was achieved.
Always ready to react, our recipient tonight has been involved in all major cruise infrastructure projects in Marseille, including the construction of a new cruise terminal, to the widening of the harbour entrance and the resumption of major shiprepairing in the very near future.’
Jacques Truau said ‘I am very surprised and honoured to receive this award, and in my opinion it should be dedicated to the Marseille Provence Cruise Club team for their daily efforts in promoting cruising to our region.’
On Tuesday morning, at the Opening Conference session of Seatrade Med, Adam Goldstein was announced as the Seatrade Mediterranean Personality of the Year 2014, an award sponsored by V. Ships Leisure and selected by Seatrade and V. Ships Leisure from nominations received.
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About the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards
Judged by an independent panel of experienced cruise industry specialists, the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards are one of the highest accolades in the cruise industry. This year they were presented in Barcelona during the Seatrade Med 2014 Convention.
For more information please go to: seatrade-insider.com/awards
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