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Seeing double at Lerwick on busiest day yet!

The population of Lerwick is set to double tomorrow, with the arrival of two cruise ships, including one of the largest in the world and the biggest yet to visit the Shetland port. With 19 decks and 65 metres high, the 316 metre long, 171,598 gross tonnes MSC Meraviglia will dominate the harbour when she anchors tomorrow (Tuesday 31 July) on a...Read more

Planning approval granted for Liverpool Cruise Terminal

Authorities in Liverpool on Tuesday granted formal planning approval for the city’s proposed new cruise terminal. Work on the £50m ($66m) facility could start in October. The permissions awarded by the city’s Planning Committee mark a significant milestone in the long-awaited project. Liverpool aired its aspirations to build a new cruise terminal...Read more

Queen Elizabeth sails into Liverpool

This will be Queen Elizabeth’s seventh visit to Liverpool – Cunard’s spiritual home. Her latest call marks the 80th anniversary of the launch of Cunard’s second Mauretania at Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead in July 1938. To mark the occasion a special sail away show will take place on the Cruise Berth, at Princes Dock on Monday 23 July at...Read more


The start of Portland Port's cruise season has been spectacular! The first ship of 2018 was the 20th visit by a Phoenix Reisen vessel, followed by the arrival of the enormous Norwegian Breakaway. It was the Norwegian Breakaway's inaugural call to Portland Port and she is the largest ship to ever call at Portland Port. Sunday 15th July was another...Read more

CLIA Spain presents Economic Impact Report in A Coruña

Main figures of cruise industry and the impact on the Spanish economy were presented yesterday by Mr. Alfredo Serrano, Clia Spain MD. In summary, direct impact in 2017 was 1,480 million euros and 12,718 direct jobs. In addition to CLIA's presentation, Mr. Enrique Losada, Chairman of the Port Authority of A Coruña highlighted the evolution of...Read more

Port of Tallinn signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Tallinn for development of the Old City Harbour area according to “Masterplan 2030”.

Port of Tallinn and the Urban Planning Department of the City of Tallinn signed a memorandum of understanding (hereinafter “MoU”), declaring mutual interest of the parties in developing Old City Harbour area into a modern, attractive and lively city center, with high-quality public space. According to the MoU, Port of Tallinn and the Urban...Read more

The CSR survey of the most influential companies in Estonia: the Port of Tallinn shows openness and transparency

The consultancy Sustinere conducted a survey analysing openness and transparency of one hundred most influential Estonian companies on the basis of their annual reports. The survey showed that Port of Tallinn is among the top 14 companies, whose report stood out with openness and transparency in reflecting management principles and social...Read more

Cruise Port Rotterdam: the cruise industry is ahead of existing environmental measures.

All ships sailing on our waters, including cruise ships, have to use low-sulphur diesel (0.5% currently and down to 0.1% in the near future). They are being monitored to make sure that they do. On the quayside, the main engines are usually turned off, allowing the energy required to be released by the battery/LNG/small generator with filters in...Read more

Port of Cromarty Firth looks forward to welcoming an extra 20,000 cruise passengers in 40th Anniversary year

The Port of Cromarty Firth is looking forward to another record-breaking year, as it brings more passengers and cruise ships to the Highlands, 40 years after the first cruise ship docked in the Firth. An estimated 170,000 passengers will come into the Port in Invergordon this year, on 92 cruise ships, the highest number on record. This new cruise...Read more

Popular port of Rosendal

Number of calls to Rosendal Hardangerfjord have increased a lot this year, and also 2019 looks great. In this charming village the passengers may enjoy quite a few attractions and sights. The Folgefonna Centre is an exhibition centre focusing on Folgefonna national park (Norway’s 3rd largest glacier). It’s situated just a few steps from the tender...Read more

Fantastic Eidfjord!

Port of Eidfjord introduce a range of new shorex offers next year. Also, they open up sales of the popular Troll train from the ship. In addition to the spectacular installations at Voringfoss waterfall and the grand new opening of Norwegian Nature Centre no wonder that the port is fully booked many days in 2018 and 2019! Seaplane and rib...Read more

La Rochelle in American colors

La Rochelle city, celebrate since last year the centenary of the arrival of Americans (1917-2017). For this commemoration, all of the city trying to share this history with outdoor photo exhibition, conference, national tribute, musical time and presentation of war vehicles. Animations will accompany the exhibition with readings from archives...Read more

Seatrade Cruise Med 2018, Lisbon - Press Conference

On May 15, the new Cruise Terminal in Lisbon was the venue chosen for the presentation of Seatrade Cruise Med, the largest event for the Mediterranean cruise market and one of the largest in the world in the sector, to be held in the Portuguese capital on 19 and 20 September . During the press conference, Lídia Sequeira, Port of Lisbon President...Read more

See Harlingen From New Helights

Get a feel for the authenticity and history of Harlingen from our new drone movie! (copyright - The Drone Show)Read more

The Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden welcomes the brand new Seabourn Ovation!

Saturday 9th June 2018 – Early morning 04.00 and the quayside of the Felison Cruise Terminal is buzzing with activities. Employees of terminal owner KVSA, ship agent VCK, handling agent SMS Shore operations as well as the local boatmen of CVV and the harbourmaster are preparing to welcome MS Seabourn Ovation, one of the world’s most beautiful and...Read more

First call this year of Independence ots at the Port of A Coruña

The majesty of “Independence of the Seas” in her first out of three calls this year in the Port of A Coruña. She will visit us again in Sept and Oct. Sailing from Madeira bound Southampton with 3,600 passengers. Stunning summer day to welcome one of the biggest visiting us.Read more

Record Breaking Cruise ship Arrives at Portland Port

The start of Portland Port's cruise season has been a spectacular one; the first ship was the 20th visit by a Phoenix Reisen vessel. They are the first cruise line to reach this milestone at Portland Port so to commemorate such a momentous occasion, the port commissioned a special hand carved Portland stone plaque that will be presented to the...Read more

Busy May at the port of A Coruña

May is one of the busiest cruise months at the port of A Coruña. We started on the 2nd May with a double call: Ventura and Ocean Adventure... Navigator ots and Le Boreal on the 3rd May, Aida Bella the day after and Mein Schiff 4 on Saturday 5th May will follow. In total 19 announced calls and 32,000 estimated passengers. The Port Authority is...Read more

Cruise Europe Conference 2018: Hamburg will play active role as newly elected Board Member

Cruise Europe Conference 2018: New member for the Board On 24th of April 2018, top executives of leading cruise companies as well as port representatives came together for one of the most important annual meetings of the Northern European Cruise Industry, the Cruise Europe Conference. This year´s conference took place in beautiful St. Petersburg,...Read more

The Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden welcomes the largest cruise ship until now!

Thursday 5 April 2018 – It is 5:00 a.m. and it has been busy the last few hours at the Felison Cruise Terminal in IJmuiden. Pilots, Tugboats, Harbor master, Boatmen and a team of KVSA employees are ready for a big reception. “We are extremely happy and honored to receive the MSC Magnifica”, says Ron Maes, general manager of the Felison Cruise...Read more

CPR Newsletter SPRING Edition

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MSC MAGNIFICA debuts in Porto Cruise Terminal to board passengers

On March 25, the Porto Cruise Terminal welcomed the first turnaround cruise call. MSC Magnifica from MSC Cruises brought to Leixões nearly 3.000 passengers mostly Brazilians. More than 200 passengers have disembarked here and 250 other passengers all Portuguese have started at Leixões a new voyage towards Hamburg. It was a historic moment for the...Read more

Hefty port expansion progresses

Since the kick-off of the land reclamation in February 2017, the expansion project of the Port of Tórshavn has been steadily progressing. The expansion project is set to be completed in November 2019, and will add three new quaysides totalling almost 900 metres with a guaranteed depth of minimum 15 metres. This will be a significant improvement of...Read more

Yet another lovely smile at Rotterdam’s cruise quayside

On March 15th, AIDAperla will sail into the city of Rotterdam. The sister ship of AIDAprima was actually baptised only recently in Palma de Mallorca, on June 30th, 2017. She is 300 metres long, 38 metres wide and is capable of welcoming about 3300 cruise passengers. AIDAperla is a magnificent, state-of-the-art ship that comes with the latest and...Read more

Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven and Wismar

New Logo and New Website CCC took advantage of the winter season to implement a whole range of innovations. Since January 2018 both locations have been given a new logo and our shared website has been re-launched. Our homepage is now more modern and easier to navigate for visitors as well as shipping lines and cruise operators ...Read more


Cruise ship terminal operators SCH have expanded their offering to the sector by establishing a new dedicated security services subsidiary. Viper Maritime Services (VMS) has been set up to increase the range of cruise ship services offered by other parts of the Independent Port Handling group (IPH), which includes SCH and valet car parking...Read more

Record cruise season of Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg

On October 24th, a press-conference on the record cruise season within the history of “Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg “Marine Facade” PLC has taken place at the press center of TASS news agency. Commercial Director of “Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg “Marine Façade” PLC Alexey Panfilov summed up the results of summer navigation 2017 at...Read more

A Coruña celebrates a record cruise year in 2017

The year 2017 can be described as “the year of growth” for the port of A Coruña, where both figures, calls and passengers were record high. Spain’s Port of A Coruña has experienced a sharp hike from 54,000 passengers per year in 2009 to more than 184,000 and 121 cruise calls by the close of 2017. This impressive growth comes partly as the result...Read more

AIDA Cruises’ latest ship too will be visiting Rotterdam

November will be all about AIDA, welcoming AIDAperla once more, AIDAmar even several times. AIDAbella will visit as well and Cruise Port Rotterdam just learned that even the very latest ship of AIDA Cruises will sail into the city of Rotterdam. So in 2018, Rotterdam is looking forward to welcoming this brand-new cruise ship known as ms AIDAnova...Read more

Porto Cruise Terminal has been recognized as one of the most modern cruise terminals in the world

Porto Cruise Terminal has been recognized as one of the most modern, luxurious and beautiful cruise terminals in the world, by Cruise News Media Group, a Spanish marketing and communication publishing company 100% focused on cruise tourism industry. In this article the Cruise News has illustrated the...Read more

Porto Cruise Terminal welcome more cruise ships and passengers in 2018

The 2018 cruise ship season at the Porto Cruise Terminal is set to include 112 ship visits bringing an estimated number of 120.000 passengers to Porto. These numbers represents an increase of 12% in the number of cruises and an increase of 26% in passengers over last year figures. Furthermore, 15 cruises will call the port for the first time and...Read more

Cherbourg Cruise Club – 2017 season and 2018 perspectives

2017 cruise season was highly dynamic for the Port of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, and a record year, with 35 calls, 65 716 cruise guests and 26 892 crew members welcomed. 8 maiden calls (Britannia, Viking Star, Monarch, Silver Explorer, Star Pride, Clio, Aurora, Navigator of the Seas), 3 double calls and 5 unexpected calls took place this year. This...Read more

Cruise Port Rotterdam. Cruise in the City.

-Quay in city centre at famous Erasmusbridge -Two hours from sea to city center, no locks -Renowned quality marine and nautical services -’Top 5 Must see City’ Lonely Planet, Wallpaper, Rough Guide and many more. -Live architecture from 1100 to date -Authentic lifestyle & design shopping -Fourty museums from bric a brac, dolls to old masters...Read more

Expecting all time high in cruise calls 2018

A high increase in cruise calls as well as the returning turnaround operations to Trondheim Port call for a strengthened workforce as well as shorex and port infrastructure improvements. 13 new tours were added to the existing program and a new bollard will further improve mooring at the cruise quay. That is why the cruise coordinator will work...Read more

Cruise Port Rotterdam Newsletter Winter Edition Happy Holidays and the best for 2018!Read more

mv Queen Victoria comes to Rotterdam

Mv Artania was not the last ship this cruise season for Rotterdam at December the 2nd. Thursday the 14th mv Queen Victoria (Cunard Line) will arrive at 08:00. She stayes till Friday 08:00. Welcome!Read more

Welcome to Artania’s guests at Le Havre’s Christmas market

In 2017, Le Havre’s visitors have taken advantage of an outstanding program of events on the occasion of the celebration of the 500 years of the town and its port. Closing a record season of 129 calls and 397 552 pax (compared to 118 calls / 332 515 pax last year), MV Artania’s guests, on call at Le Havre today, are able to enjoy the launch of...Read more

Last visitor of a wonderful cruiseyear

On Saturday, December 2, mv Artania will be coming to Rotterdam. She is officially the last visitor of a wonderful cruiseyear with about 80 ships and... the millionth passenger for Cruise Port.Read more

Cruise Activity at Leixões hit a record

Up to October, cruise vessels called Leixões 96 times and brought a record-breaking number of 94.137 cruise passengers to Porto and North of Portugal Region. These numbers represents an increase of 37% in the number of passengers and 23% in the number of vessels over the same period of last year. End year numbers are expected to reach 100 cruise...Read more

Plan submitted for new £50m Mersey Cruise Terminal

Liverpool City Council has submitted a planning application for a new £50m Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey. The council is looking to create an “international standard”, permanent facility which would enable the city to welcome the world’s biggest cruise ships. The application includes the controlled removal of Princes Jetty and the...Read more

Cruise Terminal’s 10th season off to a record breaking start

LIVERPOOL’s cruise terminal will launch its 10th year in operation with a record breaking start. The city’s 2017 cruise season will see 10 vessels berth on the Mersey in the first 11 days including the biggest turnaround ship to ever visit Liverpool Almost 20,000 passengers and crew will be welcomed at the terminal in this unprecedented two week...Read more

Cruise Shipping in Hamburg continues its Path towards Success: CGH announces Record Growth

810,000 cruise passengers in 2017 +++ record growth expected for 2018 +++ new discounts for particularly clean ships Hamburg, 17 November 2017 – Cruise Gate Hamburg (CGH) ended the 2017 cruise season with yet another record result. 197 ships carrying 810,000 passengers visited Hamburg. This is an increase in passenger numbers of over ten per cent...Read more

LE HAVRE - Transat Jacques Vabre

With the departure of the 13th edition of the yachting race Transat Jacques Vabre on Sunday the 5th November, Le Havre is ending its 500 years anniversary celebrations “A Summer in Le Havre”. The 37 boats and 74 crew, 9 different nationalities, in this bi-annual double-handed transatlantic “Route du Café” (Coffee trading route) will race the 4,350...Read more

The Netherlands has the best port infrastructure in the world

The Netherlands has the best port infrastructure in the world, according to the World Economic Forum in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017. For the sixth time in a row, our country has claimed the top position. Compared to last year, Singapore remains second, Hong Kong comes in third. The Port of Rotterdam Authority invests EUR 150 to 200...Read more

Britannia's last call to A Coruña this year

Stunning summer weather to welcome today the passengers of P&O Britannia in her fourth call at A Coruña this year. See you soon as 5 calls are foreseen in 2018. Grateful to be your call port in Atlantic Spain.Read more

Port expansion: New large cruise port in the Baltic Sea

Commercial Port of Bornholm, Rønne Havn A/S, has just entered into an agreement with the contractor Per Aarsleff A/S and from June 1’st 2019 the harbour, at the Danish island Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, can accept cruise ships with a length of approximately 350 meters. October 17 is a special day in the history of Rønne Havn A/S. this day Rønne...Read more

Cruise Port Rotterdam Newsletter Fall edition Welcome!Read more

A Coruña, best September ever at port.

The picture shows a nice and relaxing view from the deck of a cruise ship in the port of A Coruña, after the hectic and busiest month at the port of A Coruña with 32 cruise calls (many of them double and some triple).Thank you to all cruise lines for their confidence, we hope their guests had an outstanding experience. Last quarter will also bring...Read more

Improvements planned for expected busiest cruise season yet at lerwick in 2018

Lerwick Harbour is on course for record cruise traffic next year, with advance bookings currently at the highest level yet, with 87 ships scheduled to arrive between March and October. The latest forecast is revealed on the final day of the season (Wednesday, 27 September 2017) when Norwegian Jade arrived for the fourth time this year at the...Read more

MSC Preziosa in Rotterdam

Last week she came to Rotterdam for the second time this year. A beautiful ship and Rotterdam was proud again.Read more