Carnival Company has introduced an settlement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to be the primary concession-holder to function the Canary Islands’ latest cruise terminal.
Opened in 2016 throughout the Seatrade Cruise Med convention that befell in Tenerife, the terminal affords passengers a snug expertise and fashionable conveniences.
It may well additionally accommodate next-generation cruise ships powered by liquefied pure fuel, and can welcome AIDAnova, from the company’s Germany-based AIDA Cruises model, on its maiden voyage in December.
Welcoming 617,987 cruise passengers in 2017, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is among the busiest cruise ports within the Canary Islands, the seven-island Spanish archipelago off the coast of Africa and Spain, and the primary to draw an funding by a serious cruise firm.
The Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a Cruise Strains Worldwide Affiliation member, is a really lively member of MedCruise, the main cruise port affiliation worldwide, and it has been a Cruises Atlantic Islands founding member since 1994.
“Carnival Company has lengthy been a valued associate with the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Canary Islands, and we’re assured that they are going to be an exquisite steward of our just lately constructed cruise port,” mentioned Pedro Suárez López de Vergara, president of the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
“Thanks largely to Carnival Company ships, the cruise market generated an financial affect to the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the town of Santa Cruz of €24 million ($27.1 million) within the 2018 cruise season, a rise of €6 million from the 2017 cruise season, and we look ahead to persevering with to share our stunning island with visiting cruise passengers coming by means of this cruise terminal.”
Carnival Company additionally manages two different cruise terminals in Spain – the Helix and Palacruceros services in Barcelona.
Seven manufacturers from Carnival Company – AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and P&O Cruises UK – make port calls to Tenerife throughout the yr.
Carnival Company expects to carry greater than 300,000 passenger visits to the port in 2018 – half of all cruise passenger visits – with 130 calls by 31 totally different ships from the corporate’s cruise line manufacturers.
“This concession and our ongoing funding is a part of Carnival Company’s long-term technique to proceed to develop the cruise trade within the Canary Islands,” mentioned Giora Israel, senior vice chairman of world port and vacation spot improvement for Carnival Company.
“Our ardour is to at all times present the very best experiences for our friends, and Tenerife is an especially fashionable vacation spot that provides one thing for everybody – together with a storied historical past, stunning seashores, unique gardens, distinctive crafts and memorable delicacies.
“We look ahead to guaranteeing that our cruise friends coming by means of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife have an excellent expertise, and we additionally look ahead to increasing relationships with our mates in Tenerife.”