On 1 March 2022, European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius will host the 2nd pan-European Cruise Dialogue. This event is the latest in a series of dialogues to promote sustainable cruise tourism in the EU. It will feature high-level speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament, Cruise Lines International Association, the European Sea Ports Association, the European Travel Commission and other cruise tourism stakeholders.
In this hybrid event, the Commission will welcome 200 participants on site and many more remotely. Policy representatives and cruise tourism stakeholders such as cruise lines, ports, tourism organisations, as well as EU agencies, are warmly invited to participate.
The 2nd Pan-European Cruise Dialogue will build on the achievements of previous cruise dialogues, organised by the European Commission since 2015. Opportunities and challenges of sustainable cruise tourism for the years to come will be discussed. The focus will be on the eco-system of cruise tourism, including its economic, environmental, and social sustainability, its governance structures. The aim is to identify good practices that leverage partnerships of cruise tourism stakeholders, and to amplify joint efforts. Input from a broad range of stakeholders representing cruise lines, tourism authorities, municipalities, ports, tour operators, and European agencies will feed into the discussion.
This is a hybrid-event with both online streaming and in-person attendance. Find out more and register here.
Contributing to the sustainable development of the destinations we visit is of paramount importance to the cruise industry. Cruise lines engage bilaterally with destinations around the world, sharing experiences, planning future itineraries, and identifying new experiences for visitors, to protect the culture and heritage of popular destinations.