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Cartagena hosts for the fourth consecutive year the Cruise Excellence Awards Ceremony

February 15, 2019 Accolades No Comments Email Email


The Cruise Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place on the 21st February with Cartagena as its venue. This XII edition of the Gala awards is the fourth consecutive year they have been staged in this city. The choice of the city is due, among other reasons, to the consolidation of the Port of Cartagena as one of the Spanish destinations that have experienced the most growth in recent years. For 2019 it has more than 160 calls planned amounting to more than 270,000 passengers.

The cruise industry is going through a period of exponential growth with a constantly increasing order book of 24 new ships in 2019 and 112 that will have entered service by 2027. A leading industry in the tourist sector that generates a revenue of more than 1,48 billion euros in Spain.

Cruises News Media Group is the organizer of the International Cruise Summit in Madrid and editor of the magazines “CruisesNews” and “TopRiver”.  Since 2008 the company has celebrated the Cruise Excellence Awards, which are based on the votes made by cruise ship users in the following categories:

  • Best Spanish Port
  • Best Crew
  • Best Popular Cruise Line
  • Best Entertainment Onboard
  • Best Value for Money Cruise Line
  • Best Premium Cruise Line
  • Best Luxury Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Ship in the Mediterranean
  • Best Cruise Ship in Northern Europe
  • Best Gastronomy Experience
  • Best Itinerary
  • Best Consumer Brand Recognition
  • Best River Company
  • Best Cruise Line for the First Cruise
  • Best Brand Recognition by Travel Agents.

The ceremony will gather together, as every year, the main executives of cruise lines companies, cruise ship operators, shipping agents, ports and destinations, travel agents, press, collaborators, professionals and business managers of Cartagena and Murcia as well as other suppliers in the cruise sector.

More than 300 attendees will fill “El Batel” Auditorium and enjoy a unique gala night on its twelfth edition. Previous events were held in Barcelona, Malaga, Bilbao and Palma de Mallorca.

This edition is promoted and sponsored by the Port Authority of Cartagena, the City of Cartagena and the Tourism Institute of the Region of Murcia. It also has the sponsorship of the Association of Maritime Activities Entrepreneurs (ASEAM), Maritime Agency Blázquez Cruises, Cruises Atlantic Islands, Planout, Erhard Mediterráneo, Cruises Friend Shop and Mediterranean Unique Experience, among others.



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