At the end of May, members of the Intercruises Med and North America teams attended two major industry events on both sides of the Atlantic.

Cruise Canada New England (CCNE) Symposium

Flynn Cruiseport Boston played host to the 20th edition of the Cruise Canada New England (CCNE) Symposium a three-day event at which over 200 industry professionals came together to explore and share the latest cruising trends and topics from around the region.

The following topics were just some of the themes that were up for disucssion:

  • Port Infrastructure – smart approaches for growing ports
  • Shore Excursion Challenge – creating dynamic experiences
  • Exploration – what’s next for cruises in Canada New England?

To view the official schedule from the event, click here.


(left to right) Edgar Huaitalla, Martin Jackson, Anthony DeFelippis from the Intercruises North America team

There to represent Intercruises were Martin Jackson (VP Turnarounds) and Edgar Huaitalla (Director Port Agency), as well as newly-appointed Shore Excursions Regional Manager, Anthony DeFelippis.

Take a look at some of the official photos from the event. Don’t miss the iconic blue lanyards!

Images source: Julia Zhogina Photography

The 52 MedCruise General Assembly

During the same week, members of the Intercruises Med team attended the 52nd MedCruise General Assembly, held in Valleta, Malta, joining over 140 other delegates from cruise lines, international media and local authourities. This year’s focus was around the latest trends and developments of working toward more sustainable services within the industry.

Representing Intercruises was Global Port Agency Manager, Serafin Blazquez, and Port Agency Operations Manager Mediterranean, Miquel Biosca Garcia.

Images source: Valletta Cruise Port Authority

“The Medcruise General Assembly is always a fantastic opportunity to meet with clients and stakeholders, and to engage in several interesting discussions that explore the current trends across Mediterranean ports. This year, we looked at topics such as the recovery of the Black Sea region over the next 2-3 years, the rise of China as a source market and the potential 100% growth of the cruise industry from 2017 to 2030. We also discussed the adoption and implementation of LNG in Med ports, and learned that around 97% of cruise new builds will be constructed in the Med. It was great to hear that we’ve certainly got a lot to look forward to.” – Miquel Biosco Garcia, Port Agency Operations Manager Mediterranean