The 9th edition of Cruise Excellence Awards was celebrated under the auspices of MedCruise on February 18th, in the MedCruise member port of Cartagena, Spain.
The event was organised by Cruises News Media Group and included a round table session with the participation of cruise companies, port executives, as well as port and shorex agencies.
MedCruise Vice President and Cruise Manager of Ports de la Generalitat Maria Cano joined the participants discussing the state of the cruise industry and presented current opportunities and challenges in the cruise industry.
Fernando Muñoz, Commercial Manager of the Port Authority of Cartagena that forms a MedCruise regular member also joined the discussions.
MedCruise member Port of Valletta received the Best Mediterranean Port & Destination award.
Stephen Xuereb, CEO of Valletta Cruise Port said, ‘We are very proud to be receiving this award. Valletta Cruise Port and Malta have the right mix to excel: port infrastructure, destination attractiveness, a good product offering, outstanding service delivery with good passenger flows in the key facilities, varied transport modes, and safety and security. All this within a value-for-money proposition, and delivered with pride and passion. We dedicate this award to all the personnel of Valletta Cruise Port, who together with local stakeholders relentlessly work to ensure that Malta is professional, efficient, reliable and flexible in meeting expectations on all fronts.”