Ivan Mifsud, Managing Director of Mifsud Brothers Ltd, Malta and Mourad Larbi, Managing Director of Magic Tours Sarl, Algeria have known each other for over ten years and in 2005, joined forces to design and operate quality shore excursions from all the major ports stretching from Oran Ghazaouet on the West bordering with Morocco all along the Algerian coast to Annaba on the East bordering with Tunisia. Shore excursions are our passion and we leave no stone unturned to be the best wherever we operate.
In Malta, Shorex clients include Cunard, Seabourn, SeaDream, Star Clippers, Holland America, Lindblad, Phoenix Reisen and Viking Cruise Line. In Algeria, which is an emerging cruise destination, the first cruise call only took place in 2005. We entered the market in early 2006 and since then we have successfully handled the MS Amadea on the 4 May 2006 with 400 German speaking passengers and on the 23 October 2006 we handled the first ever American ship to call in Algeria – the Silversea MV Silver Cloud. As a result of Libya’s refusal to issue tourist visas to Americans, we were presented with the challenge of handling two private jet tours for Eco-Expeditions and Bushtracks in November and December 2006 respectively. These 4day/3night groups put us on the cutting edge of tourism in Algeria and even got us involved in the first ever utilization of the military airport of Setif to land a foreign jet. We have a growing list of clients which include Zegrahm, Saga Shipping, Thomson, Fred Olsen and Hapag Lloyd calling in a number of different Algerian Ports.
Being a Euro-Med company, we straddle any cultural, religious and linguistic barriers and we operate on a 24/7 basis offering a professional and reliable service. Our staff are multi-lingual (English, Italian, French, German, Maltese, Arabic and Amazigh) and are very experienced in handling cruise ships.