Luis de Carvalho

CEO International Cruise Summit • Cruises News Media Group

Commercial Cruise Director Copenhagen Malmö Port
Luis de Carvalho is one of the leading Port and Destination Development Planners in the World. Luis' 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.
He 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 then Los Angeles based Crystal Cruises. For the last 10 years Luis has been managing Europe’s division of leading AEP firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners.
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.
Luis de Carvalho has recently been appointed as Commercial Cruise Director for Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP). As part of a well-structured team be will responsible for commercial activities at the ports of Copenhagen, Malmö and Visby which welcome approx. 500 cruise ships and 1 million passengers yearly.  
Copenhagen is the leading turnaround port in the Baltic Sea Region and one of the most important cruise ports in Northern Europe. CMP has the ambition to become one of the most sustainable ports in the world and is well underway to become CO2 neutral by 2025 by amongst other things focusing on an effective and sustainable cruise service.
Luis is also a regular speaker at international cruise and tourism events with over 70 appearances in the last 14 years.