Next Sunday the MSC Poesia ship will arrive at the Porto Corsini cruise terminal, whose guests will have the opportunity to visit Ravenna city and its territory, rich in extraordinary historical, artistic and cultural itineraries, and to savor the excellence of the proverbial local food and wine.
Thanks to the project for the dredging of the port seabed, now at the beginning, the cruise companies are seriously re-evaluating the inclusion of the Ravenna port in the planning of their future itineraries.
The planned launch of 27 new cruise ships in the two-year period 2018-2019 and the orders already acquired by the shipyards for the construction of a further 64 ships up to 2025, represent, together with other indicators, a figure that can bode well for the resumption of cruise traffic in Ravenna.
The 2018 calendar and, even more, the forecasts for 2019 - with the return of Pullmantur that will carry out at least four calls in home-ports (Ravenna will be the port of beginning and end of the cruise) - constitute the concrete and tangible result of the intense work carried out in the last few months by the newly established Port Network Authority of the Central and Northern Adriatic Sea, by local Authorities and Institutions and by Ravenna Cruise Port, which for a little over a year has become part of the large family of Global Ports Holding (GPH), the most important independent operator of cruise terminals in the world.
GPH has a consolidated presence in the Mediterranean, in the Atlantic and in the Asia-Pacific regions, including some important commercial ports in Turkey and Montenegro, and manages a portfolio of 15 ports in 7 countries, where more are held each year of 3,000 cruise ships of all the airlines.
From October 2016 GPH has become the majority shareholder of the company that manages the Ravenna Cruise Terminal and has begun to develop intense and fruitful relationships of collaboration with the Authorities, Institutions, Entities and the entrepreneurial and social realities of the territory involved in the supply chain, like the sponsorship in 2017 of the XIX Marathon of Ravenna - Città d'Arte.