Barcelona Cruise Port has got accredited as safe infrastructures preventing COVID-19 at the international level. Port Barcelona obtained the ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp which was granted by the leading global association in the sector, World Travel & Tourism Council.
Although the cruise industry has been one of the most affected during the Coronavirus crisis, Barcelona Cruise Port, which manages 5 cruise terminals at the Port of Barcelona, has worked in collaboration with Barcelona Port Authority to implement the sanitary measures guaranteeing the safety of ships, passengers, and crew. This way, Barcelona port, along with Port Malaga, has become a pioneering port in obtaining international recognition.
This distinction is expected to position Barcelona positively by regaining the confidence of cruise companies when operations resume in the near future.
According to Merce Conesa (Port's President) step by step, they were implementing the necessary measures in order to recover the activity in a "completely safe manner." She added the cruise industry was the first to be concerned about "having very clear safety protocols for passengers, minimizing health risks", and to grant the certification by Barcelona Cruise Port was a clear example of that.
Emre Sayin (Chairman of Creuers del port de Barcelona) said they had been "working hard to identify and implement new health safety measures" in all their ports across the world. He added that as the largest cruise port operator in the world, their global reach and experience helped them "determine the safest and most efficient protocols working together with Port Authorities."