As a cruise destination Gibraltar has it all: location, facilities, unrivalled levels of service and an abundance of attractions and its popularity is growing all the time. With its prime location at the southern tip of Europe, guarding the gateway to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar is an ideal port of call for cruise ships whose itineraries include the transit of the Strait of Gibraltar.
The Gibraltar Tourist Board looks after many facets of the tourism experience in Gibraltar.
On arrival at most of Gibraltar’s entry points, including the Cruise Terminal, visitors are greeted by an information officer, there to provide a warm welcome and answer any questions visitors may have.
The Board is also specifically charged with the operation of the Gibraltar Cruise Terminal, where in 2019 approximately 203 cruise calls are expected with circa 280,000 passengers.
The Gibraltar Tourist Board’s marketing department promotes Gibraltar to its source markets. The team frequently meets with cruise companies to ensure customer satisfaction and that all products and services are tailor made to the visitor’s needs, and standards remain high, up to date and fresh. The board also works with local agents and transport operators to explore and introduce new shore excursion opportunities.Together with local partners, the team also explores the possibility of increasing calls to Gibraltar, as well as attracting new cruise lines to include Gibraltar as a port of call destination. Turnarounds are also feasible, with the airport being only a 6 minute drive away.
Company Profile Global Ports Holding
Global Ports Holding Plc is the world's largest cruise port operator with an established presence in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asia-Pacific regions.
Global Ports Holding (GPH) was established in 2004 as an international port operator with a diversified portfolio of cruise and commercial ports. As an independent cruise port operator, the group holds a unique position in the cruise port landscape, positioning itself as the world’s leading cruise port brand, with an integrated platform of branded cruise ports. GPH operates 15 cruise ports in 9 countries and continues to grow steadily, providing services for 8.4 million passengers reaching a market share of 24% in the Mediterranean annually. A portfolio of award-winning ports and terminals allows GPH to transfer best practices to its subsidiaries. With a strong focus on operational excellence, enhanced security practices and customer-oriented services, GPH aims to contribute to the development of the cruise industry.
Company Profile Intercruises
Intercruises is an experienced global business offering turnaround, shore excursion, hotel contracting and port agency services to the ocean and river cruise industry. Cruise specialist teams handle all vessel, guest and crew needs, before, during and after a ship’s time in port. Services are managed from over 100 local offices by teams operating in over 400 ports worldwide, encompassing over 50 countries spread across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Indian Ocean, Middle East, Mediterranean and Northern Europe. All Intercruises teams worldwide are supported by a central team comprised of specialist in-house departments, including Business Processes, IT, Commercial Analysis, Finance, Health & Safety, Marketing & Communications, Product & Operations Support and Sustainability. Intercruises supports cruise lines through strong industry relationships, high quality service standards, global resources and strict corporate governance, including advanced Health & Safety procedures and an ongoing commitment to sustainable practices.
Intercruises is an Official Partner of Travelife, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable practices within the travel and tourism industry, and is also an Active Participant of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a principle based framework dedicated to the implementation of better business practices, primarily in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Intercruises is an award winning business, having received numerous accolades relating to service quality and innovation, including being the most successful business in the history of the Seatrade Innovative Shorex Award, as a three time Winner and three time Runner Up, as well as a two time Wave Award winner.
Company Profile Caribbean Village
The Caribbean Village promotes and markets the Caribbean as a group of unified yet richly unique cruise destinations, each with its own distinctive blend of vibrant culture, fascinating history and natural beauty.
The overall focus of this regional partnership is to continue to position the Caribbean in targeted world markets as a key destination, offering world-class facilities and services to cruise ships, and exciting and innovative experiences to their passengers. As such, Caribbean destinations are continuing to invest in their onshore cruise product whether it is award-winning port developments, diverse tour options or world-renowned attractions. So if you want to go Dutch, explore the English, spice it up with the Spanish or fall in love with the French, the Caribbean offers as yet untapped experiences. There is a reason why the Caribbean is the world’s number one cruising region – actually they are several. Discover the Caribbean...Again...and Again...!
Company Profile Vanilla Islands
Indian ocean cruises, the best islands hopping.
The Vanilla islands, the latest flavor in cruises destination.
Cruising around the Indian Ocean islands means visiting Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros and the Seychelles.
When you cruise to the Indian Ocean islands, you can visit authentic tropical islands and sail aboard amazing cruise ships. You’ll meet friendly locals living in protected natural areas. From white sandy beaches to Unesco World Heritage mountains, you’ll find yourself in totally unique natural surroundings. Your holidays in the Vanilla Islands will give you a change of scenery and leave you totally relaxed. www.vanilla-islands.org