Luis de Carvalho

Bermello Ajamil & Partners (B&A) Europe


Luis de Carvalho is the CEO of Bermello Ajamil & Partners (B&A) Europe. He is one of the leading Port and Destination Development Planners in the World.

He has an extensive career in the cruise and travel industry spanning over 35 years and including positions with Premier Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Hilton Hotels, Crystal Cruises, TUI AG, Tumlare Corporation, Kuoni DMC, and Consult DC.

His expertise includes delivering cruise market and financial assessments, cruise destination development plans; port, marina, and cruise facility master planning; cruise terminal design; itinerary planning support; development of cruise business and marketing strategies. His experience covering more than 450 ports and destinations around the world allows him to understand the logistics and requirements involved in the delivery of a successful cruise port and destination.

Notable projects include Saudi Arabia Cruise Development Plan; India National Cruise Development Plan; Balearic Islands Strategic Cruise Development Plan; Dublin Port Cruise Facilities Master Plan; Cape Verde Destination Development; Canary Islands Strategic Cruise Tourism Plan; Hamburg Cruise Master Plan; Copenhagen Terminal 4 Master Plan; Cherbourg Cruise Development Plan; Tarragona Cruise Development Plan; Mauritius Cruise Terminal; La Rochelle Strategic Vision for Cruise, amongst others.

B&A is currently involved in several projects in North America, the Caribbean, Northern Europe, Baltic Sea Region, the Mediterranean, Middle East, South East Asia, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic regions.

Sessions With Luis de Carvalho

Tuesday, 22 June

  • 04:55pm - 05:30pm (CET) / 22/jun/2021 02:55 pm - 22/jun/2021 03:30 pm

    Business Innovation

    A New Dawn for Cruise Shipping


    Cruise has probably been shipping's most impacted business since the COVID19 outbreak. Prior to the pandemic, the sector had stellar growth forecasts, a fleet newbuild program of over 60 new vessels between 2020 and 2023 and a widening portoflio of candidate ports gearing up for cruise vessel port calls. Now practically the entire global fleet of cruise vessels is in lay up awaiting the global vaccination of its loyal customer base. What measures can ports take to accelerate the recovery in confidence of the cruise market, for both the visiting passengers and the port communities dependent on their visits for the local economies ?