Cartagena to be the capital of the cruise industry with the Cruise Excellence Awards

The event will take place on the 16th February at the auditorium El Batel in Cartagena

The Cruise Excellence Awards will take place on the 16th February in Cartagena for the second consecutive year. This will be the tenth anniversary.

The ceremony will bring together, as previously, the main executives of cruise lines, cruise operators, ship agents, ports and destinations, travel agents, press, service providers and professionals of Cartagena and Murcia.
The Cruise Excellence Awards are the result of a macro survey given to national cruise passengers. This fact gives a special value to the results.

More than 300 attendees will fill the Auditorium "El Batel" and enjoy a special gala on its tenth anniversary. Previous editions were held in Barcelona, Malaga, Bilbao and Palma de Majorca.

This edition is promoted by the Port Authority and the City of Cartagena and sponsored by Estrella de Levante,  BC Agency, Autobuses Vidal, Cruises Atlantic Islands, Bags&go, Agencia Marítima Blazquez Cruises, La Asociación de Empresarios de Actividades Marítimas (ASEAM) de Cartagena y Mediterranean Unique Experience.

The city of Cartagena is enjoying a significant development within the sector, due to the consolidation of the Port of Cartagena as one of the Spanish destinations that have seen rapid growth in recent years. In addition, in 2016, Cartagena debuted as a cruise embarkation port. For 2017, Cartagena will have more than 150 calls, more than 230,000 passengers and the inauguration of a new access to the cruise terminal that has just recently been expanded and remodeled.

The winners will be awarded in this categories: Best Spanish Port, Best Crew, Best Cruise Company, Best entertainment onboard, Best Value for money cruise line, Best Premium Cruise Line, Best Luxury Cruise Line, Best Cruise Ship on the Mediterranean, Best Consumer brand recognition, Best River Company, Best Non-Spanish Port / Destination of the Mediterranean, Best Cruise Line for the first cruise and Best brand recognition by travel agents.

The Cruise Excellence Awards, whose first edition was held in 2008 in Barcelona, isa brand of CruisesNews Media Group, organizer of the International Cruise Summit in Madrid and editor of CruisesNews and TopRiver magazines.

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