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Oceans and fisheries

Cruise tourism

The first priority area of the “Coastal and Maritime Strategy” of 2014 highlights “opportunities for cruise tourism”.

Objectives

Our aim is to support a process that leads towards more sustainable cruise tourism in Europe, in line with and contributing to the objectives of the European Green Deal.

Actions

Previous and planned actions

  1. 2015-2018
    2015-2018

    The Commission organised  series of cruise dialogues

  2. 27 November 2019
    27 November 2019

    To assess the possible actions that would promote sustainable cruise tourism in Europe, the European Parliament requested the Commission to carry out a preparatory action on cruise tourism.

  3. 28 April 2020
    28 April 2020

    The decision of the European Commission to finance the preparatory action "Charter of good practices for a sustainable cruise tourism"

  4. 1 March 2022
    1 March 2022

    The “Charter” will be presented to stakeholders for discussion at the 2nd Pan-European Cruise Dialogue to be held in Brussels.

Documents

A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism

Commission staff working document on nautical tourism (2017)
English
(243.35 KB - PDF)
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First Regional Cruise Dialogue for the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Arctic, 25 September 2018, Nantes; France - Conclusions
English
(237.65 KB - PDF)
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First Regional Cruise Dialogue for the Baltic, 18 October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark - Conclusions
English
(332.61 KB - PDF)
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First Mediterranean Regional Cruise Dialogue (MRCD), 14 October 2015, Olbia, Italy - Final Report
English
(388.82 KB - PDF)
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Pan-European dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders, 5-6 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium - Summary
English
(154.08 KB - PDF)
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Media

Euronews Ocean: How Europe is turning to tech to help clean up the shipping industry