The Costa del Sol continues to gradually recover the cruise activity. In this case, it did so this morning, receiving three cruise ships; a circumstance that has not occurred since last December 3, 2019. It is about Borealis, which has made its first stop on the Costa del Sol, Viking and Marella from TUI.
And although the presence of a trio of tourist boats was very common before the start of the pandemic, now, even with the threat of the health crisis, this arrival constitutes an event considering that cruise activity was recovering in the past June, 15.
These berths have also coincided with the presentation of the second International Cruise Tourism Congress in Andalusia to be held in Malaga on October 21 and 22, an event organized by Suncruise Andalusia, the association that brings together Andalusian ports of general interest. .
This second edition of CITCA Suncruise will take place in the Auditorium of the Provincial Council of Malaga, and will once again bring together the representatives of the Andalusian ports and the tourism sector in general with the shipping companies and main providers of technology applied to the cruise industry.
The arrival of these three ships becomes a very significant date; a major milestone awaiting the meeting of four cruise ships scheduled for September 30.
The CEO of Tourism Costa del Sol, Margarita Del Cid, has referred to this regard, who has indicated that “for 15 months, all the agents involved: shipping companies, ports, operators, consignee companies, tour operators and the authorities of the destination cities They have done their homework to adapt to the reality of coexistence with Covid-19 and the destination is well prepared to welcome its cruise passengers “, while it has been optimistic since the cruise segment is gradually recovering and” with the hope of being able to recover the activity in its entirety next year ”.
Del Cid referred to the continuous commitment of Turismo Costa del Sol to the cruise segment and has highly valued the joint work with other institutions, including the Port Authority, Málagaport, the Tourism Area of the Málaga City Council, the Junta de Andalusia and Malaga Cruise Port.