The presentation took place during Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, at the MedCruise booth, and was followed by a welcome reception.
The report is based on the annual cruise traffic data of 72 MedCruise port members representing over 80% of the total cruise passenger movements in Mediterranean in 2014.
MedCruise president Carla Salvadό noted that in 2014 MedCruise ports recorded 25.8m cruise passenger movements and more than 13,700 cruise calls. This means that the number of passenger movements in the Med and its adjoining seas in 2014 was 4.8% more than in 2010.
Salvadό emphasized that the scale of cruise passengers has exceeded 25m movements a year every year since 2011.
The Med is the second mosr popular region for deployment accounting for 20% of global cruise traffic compared to 12% in 2004.
The top five ports by passengers were Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Venice, Balearics, Marseille and sorted by calls the top five were Civitavecchia, Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Balearics and Piraeus.
The MedCruise president concluded that the challenge for Mediterranean ports, destinations and all stakeholders is to work collectively in order to provide all those conditions that create the background for future growth.
The report includes a detailed analysis of cruise activities in the Mediterranean region and its adjoining seas, comparing the data with the immediate previous year and presenting an analysis of developments in the region during the last five years.
The report entitled ‘Cruise activities in MedCruise Ports: Statistics 2014’, produced by the MedCruise Secretariat is available to download via the MedCruise website.