Cruise Experts Meet To Discuss Mediterranean Expansion

Top cruise executives to attend Seatrade Med Cruise Convention 30 November – 2 December 2010 in Cannes, France

Presidents, CEOs and Marketing Directors from the world’s top cruise lines will be brainstorming in the south of France this winter to discuss the future of the cruise industry in the Mediterranean region.

Cruise holidays have held up very well in the last year for a number of reasons, including perceived value for money, the attraction of the cruise experience as something new and recommended by friends, effective marketing campaigns and a fleet of sleek new ships that seem to have been launching almost every other month, such as P&O’s magnificent new liner Azura.

Royal Caribbean, P&O, Costa Cruises, MSC, Louis Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line will all be represented and Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman, ECC, and Chairman of Silversea Cruises will give the keynote address.

Ten of the new cruise ships being delivered in 2010 have called at, or will call at, Mediterranean ports and the future looks excellent. The panel will explore winter cruising in the Med – along with the potential of North African ports of call, among other hot cruise topics.

The event is organised in association with the French Riviera Cruise Club, supported by MedCruise, and the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention is the largest gathering of the industry in the region. It includes a major exhibition, Cruise Agent Day by Top Cruise and a social activities will include an evening of music at the spectacular City of Nice Opera House, during which the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards will be presented.

Principal sponsors of Seatrade Med 2010 include the Palais des Festivals et des Congres, Riviera Ports Authority and Ville de Nice. Other main sponsors of the event are Club Croisiere Corsica, Club Croisiere Var Provence, Fidelio Cruise Software GmbH, Marseille Provence Cruise Club, MedCruise, Port Vauban & STX Europe.

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