On 15-18 March 2010, the traditional international cruise industry exhibition and conference Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami 2010 was held in Miami, United States.
Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention has been an annual event since 1984. This year the CSM attracted over 11,000 attendees. Port of Tallinn was represented with a display in the joint exhibit of Cruise Europe, the marketing organisation of European Cruise Ports.
The 2011 cultural events in Tallinn generated a lot of interest. The Enterprise Estonia representation and the relevant brochures of the Tallinn 2011 Foundation proved to be most helpful.
During the CSM week, the Dream World Cruise Destinations Magazine recognised Tallinn with Best Destination Experience (Independent) award – in other words Tallinn was acknowledged as the best destination for independent sightseeing – “destination where the quality of the experience derives from passengers making their own arrangements for their time ashore”; the destination is selected by the representatives of major cruise lines based on the feedback received from their passengers. Such information is important for the end customer, who deems the destination convenience and security to be important in independent travel. In any case, this is a great recognition for Tallinn and also for the Port of Tallinn.