Taking place September 14-15 at the Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Málaga in partnership with MedCruise, the exhibition and conference will feature leaders from the Mediterranean’s preeminent cruise lines.  

More than 18 sessions planned

Explained Chiara Giorgi, global brand and event director, Seatrade Cruise, ‘After a four-year hiatus, we’re delighted to host our international community in the beautiful city of Málaga at the heart of the second largest cruise destination in the world. 

‘Our tailored programming with more than 18 sessions, specifically curated for the Mediterranean, will guide the future of cruising. 

‘As we reassess the industry’s overall impact and direction, the cruise community continues to collaborate to deliver enriching, comfortable and above all, safe, cruising.’

It is being hosted by the Port of Málaga, Málaga City Council, Costa del Sol and Andalucía.

State of the Industry Keynote plus Fit for 55 

The State of the Mediterranean Cruise Industry Keynote will bring critical insight on cruising within the region, with industry challenges addressed in ‘Are you Fit for 55? – Moving Towards a Carbon-free Future’ and ‘Alternative Fuels: Alternative Options.’

Following the conference theme of Steering Change Together, the latest developments across sustainability, shoreside experiences, ports & destinations, technology, expedition cruising, luxury cruising and beyond are also on the agenda. Changes within the region go under the microscope in ‘The Changing Geography of Med: Adapting and Improvising,’ shoreside technology will be investigated in ‘Human vs Machine – The Impact of Technology on Shoreside Experiences’ and the ‘Beyond the Poles: Expedition Workshop’ will serve as a deep dive into polar expedition travel.

Free-to-attend sessions for all attendees will be held on the Showcase Deck of the exhibition floor and involve additional interviews with cruise line executives, as well as address topics around up-and-coming destinations, health & safety, IT developments and additional interviews with cruise executives.


‘CLIA Ports & Destinations Dialogue’ takes place on day one of the event. Hosted by Cruise Lines International Association directly, the invitation-only gathering is designed to create meaningful discourse on the port and destination role in the growth of the Mediterranean cruise industry. It will include roundtable discussions, presentations and concurrent sessions, alongside opportunities to network with industry leaders and influencers. Separate registration is required.

A further highlight of the programme is the Seatrade Cruise Awards, which will be held on day two. Entries are now open for the awards, which serve as an opportunity to recognise the industry’s top talent and innovators.

Click here for the full event schedule.


Super Early Bird pricing is available to registrants up to and including July 8.

To learn more about Seatrade Cruise Med 2022 and for the latest event details and soon to be announced conference programming, visit www.seatradecruiseevents.com/med.