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Venice Passenger Terminal to the second edition of Italian Cruise Day


Venice Passenger Terminal (VTP), a company that since 1997 promotes and develops business passengers in the Port of Venice participate in the second edition of Italian Cruise Day, the annual event of reference for the cruise industry nationwide.

VTP present occasion sector operators, the main actors and opinion leaders in the news for the current season and for 2013, starting from the circuit Italian Cruise Terminal Professionals. After major challenges including the increase in cruise passengers in Venice, which led to the lagoon port to become the first European homeport, VTP has transferred its know-how and experience in management and development of technologies for the sector in the management four overs of strategic importance for the Mediterranean and Adriatic system: Ravenna, Cagliari, Catania and Brindisi. A network of ports whose policies are developed in a synergistic way, interacting with the cruise lines.

In terms of passenger traffic, Venice confirms the excellent performance of recent years, and forecasts for 2012 indicate a substantial stability of the cruise sector with values ​​in line with the previous year: 1, 786, 000 passengers and increase of +35% the number of calls made by the North American cruise lines compared to the 2011 season. In detail, the first seven months of 2012 registered a growth of 4.5% in passenger traffic, with 39, 280 people in more lively than in 2011, confirming the appeal of the lagoon port even during the traditional low season.

In Venice the 2012 season recorded 41 primary shipping companies of which 25 are European, 61% of the total. In particular, this year MSC Cruises has placed in winter service - from January to March - the MSC Magnifica, proposing itineraries lasting 10 days / 9 nights along the Eastern Mediterranean. To underline then the return after 5 years of absence the company AIDA Cruises, the German brand of Costa Crociere, 7 landings carried out between April and May by the M / V Aida Aura. Lastly, the 20% increase in the number of calls made during the period under review by North American companies. The ships are positioned 88 with a total capacity deployed equal to 170, 534 beds. Of these, 17 were for the first time in Venice: Carnival Breeze, Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette, Columbus 2 Costa Fascinosa, FTI Berlin, Grandeur of the Seas, Hamburg, Harmony G, Kristina Katarina, Mona Lisa II, MSC Divina, Norwegian Spirit, Riviera, Serenade of the Seas, Sun Princess, Thomson Destiny, five of which have been or will be taken during the current season (Carnival Breeze, Celebrity Reflection, Costa Fascinosa, MSC Divina, Riviera).

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