WINNING WAYS AT CRUISE BALTIC Recognition for the Baltic Sea Region

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Cruise_baltic_logoAnnounced last night, at the Baltic Development Forum Summit 2010 held in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Cruise Baltic network has been honoured as winner of “The Baltic Sea Award 2010”. Established in 2007, this is a prestigious annual award, recognising extra-ordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea Region.

Cruise Baltic has more than successfully fulfilled the criteria of the annual Baltic Sea award, which include:

  • Playing a leading role, or being a role model in the region’s economic development
  • Strengthening economic co-operation between the countries in the region
  • Capitalizing on competitive advantages in the region in a new and innovative way
  • Making a contribution to the improvement of the regional challenges within climate, energy and environment
  • Concretely supporting existing and growing regional clusters

To date the region, on an annual basis, has succeeded in attracting more than 40 of the world’s major cruise lines – more than 70 different ships and almost 1,800 calls to the various Cruise Baltic ports. A growth of 1.4 million cruise visitors since 2004, has resulted in 3.1 million visitors to Cruise Baltic’s destinations in the Baltic Sea in 2009.