Econostrum | Economic News in the Mediterranean
     

Cruises in the Mediterranean


on Monday, March 25th 2013 à 12:15 | Read 3032 times



shippax CFI
 

Cruise ships at anchor in the Mediterranean

Corse-continent Tomorrow, the cruise market in the Mediterranean will overtake the Caribbean, which is currently number one. With increasing capacities and an increasing annual presence in the Mediterranean, ships from the main international companies are delighting in this playground, which offers huge room for growth in terms of cruises. Lire la suite

 

Mediterranean cruises – an historic winning bet

From the 22nd January to the 22nd March 1891, 241 passengers sailed on board the Augusta Victoria in the Mediterranean.

 

Greek, Italian and Spanish ports are the favourite playing fields of the cruise lines

The western Mediterranean ports of call, starting with Barcelona, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, confirm their success.

 

Marseille surfing the cruise ship wave in the Mediterranean

Corse-continent In two decades, Marseille has gone from a few thousand to one million cruise passengers. This success is due to the total synergy between port professionals, tourism and institutional investors, which are all involved with the Club de la Croisière Marseille-Provence (Marseille-Provence Cruise Club). Lire la suite

 
 

And Marseille became a cruise port...

Jacques Truau is the man who has revived cruises in Marseille. A liner Captain from Gascony, he finished his seafaring career at Paquet and then became a pilot boat captain.

 

Barcelona makes way for more cruises

Corse-continentSPAIN. Barcelona is still the cruise capital of the Mediterranean despite a decline in passenger numbers. New developments carried out this year should allow it to regain lost territory. Lire la suite




 

Genoa is expected to exceed one million cruise passengers in 2013

Corse-continentHomeport of MSC, Genoa takes advantage of the growing number of Mediterranean cruises.  Lire la suite

 


 

Mediterraean ports invest in cruises

Corse-continentBarcelona, Genoa, Toulon, Marseille…The battle of the cruises is being won on land in the great ports of the Mediterranean that are continuing to develop new platforms and large marine terminals. Today's investments will make all the difference tomorrow. Panorama of the sites in the Mediterranean. Lire la suite

 
 

Mediterranean cruises – an historic winning bet

Corse-continentFrom the 22nd January to the 22nd March 1891, 241 passengers sailed on board the Augusta Victoria in the Mediterranean. They are considered to be the first ever cruise passengers. Lire la suite

 
 

Greek, Italian and Spanish ports are the favourite playing fields of the cruise lines

Corse-continentThe western Mediterranean ports of call, starting with Barcelona, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, confirm their success. Disney Cruise Line is targeting Spain in 2013. The Disney Magic will set sail from Barcelona for a four-day cruise. Lire la suite



 

And Marseille became a cruise port...

Corse-continentJacques Truau is the man who has revived cruises in Marseille. A liner Captain from Gascony, he finished his seafaring career at Paquet and then became a pilot boat captain.  Lire la suite

 

 

"The cruise ship is becoming the very object of desire"

Corse-continentEconostrum.info: How big is the Mediterranean cruise market in relation to other tourism markets (seaside, cultural, etc.)? Etienne Pauchant: It is very small. We are talking around 5 million cruise passenger arrivals in Europe each year out of a total of 300 million arrivals. Lire la suite




 

Red carpet rolled out in Piraeus for large cruise ships

Corse-continentGREECE. Stavros Hatzakos, Président of the OLP (Piraeus Port Authority), is expanding the Port of Piraeus in order to accommodate more cruise ships.
He is also president of the MedCruise association which brings together the Mediterranean cruise ports. Lire la suite

 
 

"Reservations are increasingly made at the last minute"

Corse-continentA specialist in cruise sales in Monaco, Pierre-Yves Canton, CEO of Cruise'nFly, gives his opinion on the market.  Lire la suite




 

Tunis looks to regain its 900,000 cruise passengers

Corse-continentTUNISIA. Tunisia hopes to attract as many cruise passengers in 2013 as in 2012 and eventually to regain the 900,000 passengers that visited the destination in 2010. Recent activity has been promising, but is still suffering from uncertainty over national security. Lire la suite

 

 

"Political instability in the Mediterranean limits creativity"

Corse-continenteconostrum.info : What are the most popular routes for your passengers in the Mediterranean? Georges Azouze : French cruise passengers in general love the Mediterranean. More than 70% of them feel this way. The favourite routes are oriented towards Italy, Sicily, Malta, Greece and the Greek... Lire la suite



 


In the same section
< >

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 09:13 Mediterranean ports and land transport links


   Partners









About Econostrum.info Econostrum.info is an independent media that deals with the daily economic news of the countries bordering the Mediterranean. Economic cooperation, business news by sector (Industry, Services, Transport, Environment, Society/Institutions), thematic files, airport news, airlines and shipping companies (new destinations)... are treated and analysed by a team of journalists present in the Mediterranean basin. Subscribe to Econostrum.info To be the first to know, with unlimited access to all articles. To receive the weekly newsletters and special newsletters sent as soon as our files are published. Automatically renewable subscription, but the reader keeps control of it or yearly subscription. For individuals or professionals...