A delegation from Malaga Cruise Port, along with Malagaport, Costa del Sol, Malaga Tourist Board, Suncruise Andalucia and Port Authority have held business meetings with the main cruise companies during the Seatrade Cruise Global held in Miami on 25-28 April 2022 to show the offer of the port and the destination in terms of safety, infrastructures and services to the ship and the passengers, adapting to the current demand.
Cruise companies have already confirmed their interests in supporting the positioning of their ships in the Port of Málaga and are confident to increase the number of calls for next seasons and the increase the number of passengers departing from Málaga.
The delegation also hosted the presentation of the next edition of Seatrade Cruise Med at the Ports of Spain booth, to be held in Málaga this year. The event, one of the most important ones of the cruise industry worldwide, will bring together the main cruise lines, tour operators and stakeholders of the industry; it will take place on September 14 and 15, at the Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Málaga.
Hosting Seatrade Cruise Med is excellent for Málaga and Andalucía, since it will be meeting point of the industry for a week, and promote Málaga as a cruise port both as transit and homeport. In addition, it is a very welcomed event by the industry given the fact that the last edition took place 4 years ago in Lisbon, with over 4,300 visitors from 89 countries and representatives from 30 different cruise lines.
The location of Málaga, the possibilities of the destination to organize activities, the excellent air, rail and road connections, as well as the hotel capacity were the most outstanding aspects for choosing Malaga as the venue for this remarkable meeting.
As a new addition, throughout the week a varied program of activities will be developed in the urban and port environment, with the aim of promoting the cruise industry to the citizen and foster their participation in the event.