Luis de Carvalho is to join Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), as its new Commercial Cruise Director, effective 1st November, 2022.
CMP is a full-service port operation based in Copenhagen, Malmö and Visby and welcomes around 500 cruise ships and 1 mill passengers annually.
While Copenhagen is the leading turnaround port in the Baltic Sea region, with easy access to a well-connected international airport, all of the cruise terminals are in close proximity to city centres and airports and are also popular as transit calls.
CMP has the ambition to become one of the most sustainable ports in the world and is well underway with its plan to become CO2 neutral by 2025 by amongst other things, focusing on an effective and sustainable cruise service.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Luis de Carvalho to CMP. We continuously strive to improve and to be a leader within cruise, which also means reducing environmental impacts, being closer to our customers, strengthening collaboration with the destinations and pushing for an even better guest experience. Luis’ skills and background make him very suitable to propel us forward as we continue to develop the cruise business with great ambitions,” said Barbara Scheel Agersnap, Copenhagen Malmö Port CEO.
His extensive career in the cruise, tourism, and travel industry spans over 35 years and he has successfully managed port and destination development in Northern Europe, Baltic, Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands, Africa, Middle East, and Asia regions.
De Carvalho started his career in the cruise industry in 1986 with Premier Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in Miami, later spending 12 years with the then Los Angeles based Crystal Cruises.
For the last 10 years, he has been managing Europe’s division of AEP firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners.
He will work closely with CCO, Sune Norup Christensen, as part of a dedicated team, which oversees CMP’s commercial cruise activities for all destinations.