Lisbon hosts Seatrade Cruise Med

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Lisbon will host Seatrade Cruise Med, the most important event for the Mediterranean cruise holidays market and one of the largest congresses devoted to the cruise ship industry worldwide.


The Portuguese Minster of Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino presented the Seatrade Cruise Med congress and fair on 15 May at the new Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal. The event runs on the 19 and 20 September.

More than 2,600 professionals from 60 countries are expected at the two-day fair.  The minister said she hoped that hosting the event would have a “multiplying effect on cruise ship activity in Lisbon as is often the case at ports where the congress is held.

Ana Paula Vitorino stressed that one of the Port of Lisbon’s main strategic goals was to make Lisbon one of the key players worldwide for the cruise ship sector as set out in the Government’s ‘Strategy for Increasing the Competitiveness of the Mainland Commercial Ports Network’ document.

In the first quarter of 2018, the number of passengers that passed through Lisbon was 53,000, a 103% growth on the same period in 2017. The number of transit passengers doubled from 25,671 passengers in Q1 of 2017 to 51,354 in Q1 of 2018.

Also attending Seatrade Cruise Med will be the President of the Lisbon Port Administration (APL), Lídia Sequeira; the President of MedCruise, Airam Díaz Pastor; and Emma Howell, Group Marketing Manager of Seatrade.