With the start of 2016, Lübeck-Travemünde joined the industry network “Cruise Baltic”. By becoming a member of the potent association, Lübeck-Travemünde hope to successfully promote the port as a cruise destination within industry to the increase the interest of international shipping companies.
29 Network Partners
“Cruise Baltic” is a network of the major cruise ports in the Baltic Sea region, which serves as an important contact point for interested cruise lines. One of the goals of the association is to ensure that all destination partner cruise lines offer the same high level of service and standard. Representatives of shipping companies are regularly invited to presentations, where new itinerary and themes for routes to the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Baltic region are being showcased next to tours focusing on design or gastronomy. With Lübeck / Travemünde, the number of cruise partners of “Cruise Baltic” has risen to 29.
Attractive Cruise Destination
Christian Martin Lukas, CEO of Lübeck and Travemünde Marketing GmbH, comments: “We are sure that Travemuende as a new member will significantly contribute to enhance the attractiveness of the Baltic Sea as a destination for a cruise. In return, we are happy about the benefits of our Cruise Baltic membership, which, for instance, allows us to have direct contacts with cruise line route planners, and to exchange knowledge with other partners in the Baltic region. We are the ideal destination for small and medium-sized cruise ships. Our focus remains the acquisition of ships of up to 200 metres in length due to the existing infrastructure of berths. However, we will also continue to win even larger ships for the Skandinavienkai.”
Claus Bødker, director of “Cruise Baltic”, explains: “We are proud to welcome such an attractive destination as Lübeck-Travemünde in our network, and I am confident that this new partnership will become very beneficial for both sides.”
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