Company joins MedCruise as an associate member
Aiming to stimulate the sustainable growth of cruise activities at Limassol port as well as to strengthen Cyprus’ position in the sector, DP World Limassol has joined MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, as an Associate Member.
Set up in Rome in 1996, MedCruises’ mission is to promote the cruise industry in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas. With 72 members representing more than 100 ports around the Mediterranean region, including the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the Near Atlantic, and with 32 associate members, representing other associations, tourist boards and ship/port agents, the Association is currently a key stakeholder in the cruise sector.
DP World Limassol places high priority on the cruise industry and aspires to transform Limassol port into a Home port destination of choice for cruise lines. Joining MedCruise is indicative of the company’s commitment to be actively involved in the development of the overall tourism sector in Cyprus while contributing to enhancing the country’s role as an important regional player.
Charles Meaby, General Manager of DP World Limassol, commented: “A thriving cruise market can be a catalyst for positive change, with far reaching benefits for the economy. At DP World Limassol, we focus our efforts on establishing Limassol port as an attractive destination for both visitors and cruise lines. Cyprus has strong growth prospects and we are committed to offering a world-class experience to our customers, ensuring excellence and satisfaction”.
The opening of the New Passenger Terminal brings new opportunities, he noted. “This is a pivotal moment for cruise tourism growth. However, the cooperation of all stakeholders, both in the private and public sectors, is” essential to securing success and long-term results,” he concluded.