Suncruise Andalucía is an Association composed of the Andalusian Ports belonging to Ports of Spain system, with the aim to promote Andalucía as a cruise tourism destination.
Tourism via sea in our region, with a million passengers a year, represents a perfect symbiosis between destination and cruise passengers. Our visitors are immersed in endless authentic experiences, enjoying a unique cultural, heritage, natural, monumental and gastronomic wide ranging wealth, able to satisfy all the requests of the existing tourist market. All this, in addition, in a tested safe environment. Not surprisingly, our region is nowadays the destination with the highest tourist demand in the world.
The Andalusian ports (Málaga, Cádiz, Sevilla, Motril – Granada –, Huelva, Almería and Algeciras) and Ceuta are the gateways to a region committed to working closely to foster cruise tourism, as well as providing the most pleasant stay for all visitors willing to know our area.
We invite you to discover Andalucía, it’s worth it!
Rafael Carmona Ruiz
President of Suncruise Andalucía.
Suncruise Andalucía, composed of the Andalusian Ports belonging to Ports of Spain system Algeciras, Almería, Cádiz, Huelva, Málaga, Motril and Sevilla, was born with the aim to promote the region’s Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts as Smart Cruise Port and experiential cruise destination in Southern Spain.
Our commitment is to connect the seven ports and the provinces that make up the region with Europe and the rest of the world, through a program that strengthens the link between cruise tourism and the destination.
Thanks to institutional, business and citizen collaboration, we will achieve an Andalusian cruise itinerary: accessible, connected and sustainable.
ORGANISATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Rafael Carmona Ruiz. Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla.
Mr. José García Fuentes. Autoridad Portuaria de Motril.
Mr. Gerardo Landaluce Calleja. Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras.
Mr. Jesús Caicedo Bernabé. Autoridad Portuaria de Almería.
Ms. Teófila Martínez Sáiz. Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz.
Ms. Pilar Miranda Plata. Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva.
Mr. Carlos Rubio Basabe. Autoridad Portuaria de Málaga.
Mr. Rafael Merino López, General Manager APPA.
Mr. Juan Manuel Doncel, Autoridad Portuaria de Ceuta.
Manager and General Secretary
Ms. Esther Molina Crespo.
From the Association, we acquire the values of the Andalusian ports as our own, coordinating the joint work based on them:
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TERRITORY
Andalusian ports have a friendly relationship with their cities, are integrated into their strategy, and with their own entity participate in the principles of good governance.
They are innovative ports, constantly working to implement facilitating technological advances for cruise lines and passengers.
Port facilities are Green Ports, implementing measures of good environmental practices, and working to reduce energy cost and pollution index.
PORT OF ANDALUCIA MODEL
Any action developed by Suncruise Andalucía will always move around two main axes: communication and the positioning of the Andalusian Coast as a destination, shaping the Identity of the Association and its Leadership within the world of Cruise Tourism.