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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”.


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.


Previous and planned actions

  1. March 2022

    The 2nd Pan-European Cruise Dialogue with leading cruise stakeholders was held in Brussels.

    Video from the conference

  2. April 2020

    The decision of the European Commission to finance the preparatory action 'Good practices for a sustainable cruise tourism'.

  3. 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.

  4. 2015-2018

    The Commission organised  series of cruise dialogues


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

30 MARCH 2017
Commission staff working document on nautical tourism (2017)
27 APRIL 2021
First Regional Cruise Dialogue for the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Arctic, 25 September 2018, Nantes; France - Conclusions
27 APRIL 2021
First Regional Cruise Dialogue for the Baltic, 18 October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark - Conclusions
27 APRIL 2021
First Mediterranean Regional Cruise Dialogue (MRCD), 14 October 2015, Olbia, Italy - Final Report
27 APRIL 2021
Pan-European dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders, 5-6 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium - Summary