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Intercruises wins Seatrade Award for innovative shorex

Mamas & Tapas tour gives cruise guests the local living experience.
Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services, an experienced global business offering first class ground handling and port agency services to the ocean and river cruise industry, has won the award for Innovative Shorex at the 2010 Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards. Intercruises received the award for ‘Mamas & Tapas’, a ‘local living experience’ tour created and exclusively organized by the Intercruises Mediterranean team.
Mamas & Tapas provides guests with an authentic Spanish experience. Family homes suitable for accommodating small groups of guests were identified by Intercruises. Guests interact with the family as they are taken on a tour of the home, before enjoying a five course, home cooked meal from ‘Mama’.  Collecting the award on behalf of Intercruises was Meritxell Corbalan, Product Manager Mediterranean and Matteo Busilacchio, Operations & Product Supervisor Mediterranean.  
“A great deal of hard work went into developing this excursion and I’m delighted we won,”Said Meritxell Corbalan. “Mamas & Tapas is a completely original concept that provides the authentic experience that guests are searching for. When developing shore excursions we strive to appeal to all guest demographics, while delivering a special or unique experience; Mamas & Tapas achieves this. ”
The awards ceremony took place in Nice on the first night of Seatrade Med, held in Cannes. Representatives from Intercruises attending the event included Virginia Quintairos, Regional Director Mediterranean; Olga Piqueras, Operations Director and Mark Robinson, Managing Director.
“I want to congratulate the team; they thoroughly deserve this award for taking a good idea and turning it into a fantastic shore excursion.  This award proves the quality of shore excursions we offer, with hundreds delivered by Intercruises worldwide, from the classic city and historical tours, to adventure, volunteer and local living experiences. ” Stated Mark Robinson, Managing Director Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services. “