Congress on
Cruise Destinations

Valencia, 2-3 December 2019

Take part and give your support to accessibility and equal opportunities in tourism.


Why have a Congress on Accessible
Cruise Destinations?

Cruises are no longer a luxury item reserved for a fortunate few. According to the CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) this type of tourism is on the rise and for the past few years, many people have subscribed to this new type of travel experience enjoying holidays on the sea. But what happens in the case of a person with reduced mobility (PRM)? Are they able to be independent and self-sufficient once they disembark at a destination port? Are all stages of the tourism experience accessible?

For the answer to both these questions to be “yes” and for cruise tourism to be accessible for all, PREDIF (Spanish Representative Platform for People with Physical Disabilities), AISM (Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society), Accessible Portugal and ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism) are organising the 1st edition of the TUR4all International Congress on Accessible Cruise Destinations, in partnership with the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Puertos del Estado (the government agency for Port Authorities), the Region of Valencia Tourist Board (Turisme Comunitat Valenciana), the Valencia City Council and tourist board, Valenciaport, the German National Tourist Office, Cruises News Media Group and B The travel brand.

The aim of the day-and-a-half congress is to promote the normalisation of accessibility in cruise tourism, focusing on the experiences at destinations of people with disabilities, with reduced mobility, families with young children, the elderly or people with accessibility needs in general

The congress promises to be a forum for reflection on the current situation, and to raise awareness among tourism professionals and stakeholders in the sector. Information will also be provided about best practices, encouraging synergies and networking among sector professionals. Our aim is to ‘bring on board’ the entities that manage the destinations, ports and cruise companies in creating and marketing accessible experiences at destinations in Spain and in Europe.

Download the
congress schedule

Speakers include national and international
representatives of shipping companies,
port entities, travel agencies, destinations
and travellers with accessibility needs.

Downloable PDF



  • Tur4all Turismo Accesible
  • Predif Plataforma Representativa Estatal de Personas con Discapacidad Física
  • Accesible Portugal
  • SCLEROS MULTPLA associazione italiana, un mondo libero dalla SM
  • Enat European Network for Accesible Tourism
  • Enat European Network for Accesible Tourism


  • Secretaría de estado de turismo
  • Puertos del estado
  • Comunitat Valenciana L'exquisit mediterrani
  • Ayuntamiento de Valencia
  • Valencia Port
  • Cruises New
  • B the travel brand
  • turismo-alemania

With the support of

  • RV Edipress
  • Ilunion Hotels
  • Hoteles Santos
  • Gaceta periodico turistico
  • Mundo Mar


If you are interest in becoming a congress partner/sponsor or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact at:


PREDIF Estatal
Avenida Doctor García Tapia, 129
28030 Madrid


Technical Secretariat – 34 91 371 52 94
Press and communications – 34 91 730 82 15