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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

Timescope voyage in Le Havre

Le Havre is the second city after Paris to set up virtual reality terminals “Timescope”. This project is part of a global innovative approach on digital development. A terminal is located quai de Southampton, opposite the Cruise Terminal; The second, the Place de l'Hotel de Ville. Timescope takes us in 1860 and 1944 in the heart of an amazing 360...Read more

CCCB receives service certification

The Bremen Senator for Economy, Employment and Ports presented the Columbus Cruise Center (CCCB) team with the certification document awarded by "Servicequalität Deutschland" in recognition of the high standard of services provided. "Servicequalität Deutschland" is Germany's leading quality seal in the tourism industry. And CCCB is the first...Read more


August 31 – September 3 - the only tall ship event of its kind in France in 2017. After several months at sea, crossing the Atlantic twice, the world’s tallest ships will dock in the port of Le Havre for the arrival of the RDV2017 Tall ships Regatta. Their 1,200 crew members will offer free visits of their ships during the day. The city’s quays...Read more

Mv Queen Elizabeth in Rotterdam

This week (34) the beautiful mv Queen Elizabeth (Cunard) was in Rotterdam for the last time this year. She visited Rotterdam five times, five exceptional days. Rotterdam is looking forward to her visits next year. She is more than welcome!Read more

IJmuiden welcomes Costa Magica.

An unexpected call of Costa Crociere’s Costa Magica in IJmuiden on August 3rd. Expecting bad weather Costa Magica’s captain preferred to divert from Amsterdam’s Passenger Terminal to IJmuiden’s Felison Cruise Terminal, thus avoiding a passage through the IJmuiden locks. Both terminals joined forces and together with excellent support of the...Read more

Mein Schiff 6, first call at Le Havre

Plaque exchange today on Mein Schiff 6 between Captain Todd Burgmann and local reps (Harbour Master, Cruise Club and pilotage) for her 1st visit at Le Havre. Le Havre Tourisme welcomed their German visitors who spent a full day in Le Havre, Normandy and Paris. Last call in Europe before a transatlantic crossing bound for Newfoundland, Nova Scotia...Read more

June 2017 : Brouage has been recognized by the association "The most beautiful villages of France

Brouage, Charente-Maritime, France : between Rochefort and the Ile d'Oléron, the fortified city of Brouage rises from the marshland. As an ancient port it thrived on the salt trade, which today has given way today to yoster farming. It is equally renowned for the fortifications ordered by Cardinal Richelieu in the 17th century; behing its girdle...Read more

Cruise Port Rotterdam: millionth cruise passenger

Cruise Port Rotterdam welcomed its millionth cruise passenger today, 27 July 2017. This person (on board ms AIDAprima) was festively received at the cruise terminal. With a plaque and a gift of course. In recent years, many cruise ships have visited the city of Rotterdam. In 2017, the magic number of one million cruise passengers has been reached...Read more


MORE THAN 40.000 PASSENGERS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2017 In the first six months of 2017, cruise operations at the Port of Leixões recorded a 29% increase in cruise ship calls and a 64% increase in passenger numbers, compared to the same period of last year. The first semester of this year marks an unprecedented period of growth for the Port of...Read more

Giant walk in Le Havre

A highly anticipated event took place last weekend, as part of the festivities of the 500 years of the foundation of the city and the port: the strolling of the Giants of the Royal de Luxe in the streets of Le Havre. Three days of parade and shows attracted 650,000 people. On Sunday, the locals, many tourists and the passengers of the Sea Princess...Read more


Portland Port officially opened the extension to their cruise berth on 11th April this year, since then it has been tried and tested by some of the biggest cruise ships to ever visit the port. Ian McQuade, General Manager – Commercial at Portland Port said “The extension of our main cruise berth, Outer Coaling Pier, is a key investment and...Read more

Discover the nature of IJmuiden

Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland The National Park Zuid-Kennemerland is a remarkable expanse of dunes between Zandvoort and IJmuiden, covering approximately 38 hectares and attracting two million visitors each year. Living here are more than 100 different species of bird, red deer, rabbits and roe deer, as well as large grazers such as Highland...Read more

Independence of the Seas visits A Coruña

Stunning day yesterday for this Royal Caribbean ship second call of this season to A Coruña. Busy day for all, terminal, ship agent, touroperators and providers and suppliers. She will come back in August and September.Read more


On the 14th June 2017, the cruise ship Adonia docked at Portland Port, unusually though she had no passengers on board as it was not an ordinary cruise call. The Adonia had sailed to Portland from Miami, under the Fathom brand. Fathom was launched in 2015 by Carnival Corporation & PLC with the brand introducing a new category of purpose-driven...Read more

Cruise Port Rotterdam Newsletter Summer Edition Welcome dear reader!Read more

LH, 500 years

The festivities of 500 years began a few days ago. Le Havre Tourism has been promoting this event for months with both the general public and tourism professionals. Beyond its missions and beyond the usual scope of its competences, the Tourist Office's staff was keen to celebrate the half millennium of the destination they promote with passion, in...Read more

First Cruise Ship Berths At Lerwick's New Pier

Lerwick Harbour's latest facilities for cruise ships have welcomed their first vessel, with Viking Star berthing at the recently-named Mair’s Pier today, Monday, 12 June. She arrived from Svolvaer, northern Norway, with around 900 passengers on board and tied up at the £16.5 million multi-purpose pier, completed in late 2016. The outside arm of...Read more

Rotterdam this summer

This summer, AIDAprima, ms Rotterdam and Queen Elizabeth will sail into Rotterdam’s cruise port on a regular basis. Ms Nautica, Braemar and Norwegian Jade will visit as well. Picture: Caribbean Princess earlier this year.Read more

Double call in the port of A Coruña to end a busy month of May

Stunning day today for the "Seven Seas Explorer" first call to A CORUÑA and our frequent visitor "Britannia". In honour of the maiden call, the traditional maritime plaque exchange ceremony took place on board.Read more

Opening of the New Cruise Pier in Kristiansand

The new cruise pier in Kristiansand was officially opened 31th of May 2017. The first ship to arrive at the pier was Costa Favolosa and she was welcomed to the City of Kristiansand by the Port Director. The new cruise pier allows the Port of Kristiansand to welcome Oasis-class ships, and is an important part of our strategy of increasing the...Read more

Liverpool Appoints Team for New Cruise Terminal

Liverpool City Council has appointed engineering consultancy Ramboll to lead a highly skilled technical team to develop a new permanent Cruise Terminal on the River Mersey. The multi-disciplinary design team, who have been appointed after a European wide tendering process, includes architects Stride Treglown, cost managers Gardiner & Theobald...Read more

1 year of weekly calls of AIDAprima at Le Havre

Today Le Havre is celebrating 1 year of weekly calls of AIDAprima. After a visit at the harbour station, the Le Havre Cruise Club reps invited Captain Jens Janauscheck to a ceremony, at the Shipowner's house, an heritage site of Le Havre. Mrs Laurence Besancenot, Deputy Mayor of Le Havre, handed him a celebration plaque which symbolises the...Read more

Zeeland Cruise Port’s new marketing strategy attracts more cruise ships to Zeeland.

The new marketing strategy by Zeeland Cruise Port to attract more cruise liners to Zeeland has proved to be a great success. At the Fort Lauderdale fair in March this year, the new brochure, in the form of a handy 50-page booklet, was handed out to the directors of the various shipbuilders present. And in style! It was presented resting on blue...Read more

New Mersey cruise facility takes step closer

Liverpool City Council is set to appoint a team to design a potential new cruise passenger terminal on the River Mersey The authority’s cabinet is being asked to endorse the selection of a highly skilled technical team to scope out and develop a new permanent facility at the former Princes Jetty, off Princes Parade. The council undertook a...Read more

Rotterdam. Weeks to remember

Week 17: it’s been a week to remember. On Thursday, the city of Rotterdam welcomed the beautiful AIDAprima, and Caribbean Princess on Friday. The day after, ms Rotterdam majestically revisited its homeport, arriving in the full morning sun. An exciting week, perfectly taken care of by all those involved. Week 18: AIDAprima and MSC Preziosa they...Read more

Season starts well in Rotterdam

The impressive Regal Princess just left the city, the small and beautiful Astoria is coming the 19th of April, 20th and 27th April AIDAprima will be with us, the 29th ms Rotterdam is back in her hometown and the next day Caribbean Princess arrives! Could it be better, for a Cruise Port!?Read more

A surprise start 2017 at IJmuiden

The 2017 cruise season at IJmuiden started earlier than expected this year with the arrival of the AIDAvita at the end of March. Bad weather on her previous cruise dictated the change to her original itinerary but this made IJmuiden an attractive alternative. With minimal notice the Felison Cruise Terminal, with the assistance of local companies,...Read more

Le Havre Cruise Terminal – enhancement of the infrastructures

The growth of the cruise activity at Pointe de Floride is supported by the necessary adaptation of the port infrastructure. Concerned about the quality of its infrastructure and in order to respond to rapid market changes, the Port of Le Havre has started a maintenance program on the Pointe de Floride, a strategic link in the development of...Read more

Portland Port celebrates the competion an opening of cruise berth extension

On Tuesday 11th April 2017, Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset officially opened the completed cruise berth extension at Portland Port. The ceremony, involving port staff, tenants and guests, was kicked off with speeches from Christopher Langham, Chairman of Portland Port Group, followed by Richard Drax, who then cut the ribbon and declared the...Read more

New facilities for cruise industry at Lerwick ahead of record seasons

Lerwick Harbour is providing additional facilities for the cruise industry which is expected to deliver another two record seasons at the Shetland port, continuing a trend which saw record traffic in 2015 and 2016. The new £16.5 million multi-purpose jetty at Holmsgarth North, completed in late 2016, is set to be used by a cruise ship for the...Read more

Visit Zeeland by solar train!

Take a trip on the solar train! When the cruise ship docks in the port of Vlissingen, be sure to take a journey on the solar train. Visit the historical city centers of Vlissingen and Middelburg and enjoy the many touristic highlights aboard this wonderful electrical train. On sunny days the train drives solely on solar energy. It features two...Read more

Zeeland Cruise Port’s new website and brochure

Visit our new website where you’ll also find our latest brochure. We opted for a fresh appearance in suitable marine colours. The site has been especially designed to enable easy visitor access. With one click, you can find out what Zeeland has on offer. And that’s quite a bit. Think of our accessible ports and the Delta Works for example. You’ll...Read more

Visit our Holland Happy Hour at Seatrade Cruise Global

This year we will be at the Seatrade Cruise Global exhibition in Broward Country Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale from 13 to 16 March. Come and meet us at booth number 1513. We’d love to take this opportunity to talk to you about what our beautiful province of Zeeland has to offer. The province of Zeeland is an excellent destination for young...Read more

Porto Cruise Terminal secures first turnaround call

MSC MAGNIFICA from MSC CRUISES has scheduled its debut at Porto Cruise Terminal on Easter 2018. This call at the Port of Leixões will be the first turnaround operation of a large ship at the new Porto Cruise Terminal. MSC MAGNIFICA will arrive at Leixões on March 25 for a ‘6 Nights Msc Grand Voyages Cruise' departing from the Porto Cruise Terminal...Read more

Cruise Port Rotterdam Newsletter Spring Edition > Organization > Newsletter Welcome dear reader!Read more

The Port of A Coruña at Seatrade Fort Lauderdale.

The Port of A Coruña will be attending the World’s leading Cruise Industry Show #STCGlobal in Fort Lauderdale. See you at the stand "Ports of Spain", booth "Port of A Coruña".Read more

The economic impact of cruises in Normandy

The Normandy Tourism Board, in partnership with the Normandy cruise destinations Cherbourg, Le Havre, Honfleur and Rouen has just produced a video highlighting the economic impact of cruises on the territory. The clip is in French language because it is aimed to local, regional and national stakeholders (institutions, communities and professionals...Read more

Disney Double Leads Record Breaking Cruise Season for Portland Port

Portland Port’s cruise season is looking to be a record breaking one with the greatest number of cruise passengers to date. Furthermore, 2017 will also see a record number of inaugural calls during an extended season, running from April to November. Overall the port is expecting to handle 24 cruise ships bringing over 36,000 passengers into...Read more

Portland Port's cruise berth extension is nearing completion

Progress on Portland Port’s main cruise berth, Outer Coaling Pier, continues at pace. Steel re-enforcement is currently being installed in the new outer dolphin with a view to pouring first stage concrete in early March. The first stage concrete has already been poured on the inner dolphin and progress is now being made with the remaining re-...Read more

Surprise Visitor Starts Portland Port's Cruise Season Early

Portland Port’s cruise season got off to a surprise early start on Monday 13th February with the arrival of the Cruise and Maritime Voyages vessel Marco Polo. Her return to the UK from her previous cruise to South America and the Amazon river was delayed by adverse weather conditions which meant that the Marco Polo could not make it back to her...Read more

Normandy in video

The Normandy Tourism Board has recently produced a tourist video to promote the Norman cruise destinations, Rouen, Honfleur, Le Havre and Cherbourg. This clip shows the shore-excursions that can be offered to maritime and river cruise passengers during their stopovers in one of the Normandy ports and on the Seine River. Some emblematic excursions...Read more

Disney Cruise Line is coming to Cork!

The Port of Cork is delighted to share that Disney Cruise Line has revealed its summer 2018 itinerary which includes Cork on their list of first time visits. The ‘Disney Magic’ will travel to Cork for the first time as part of Disney Cruise Line’s new seven-night British Isles cruise, departing in September 2018. Announcing the first time call,...Read more

Porto Cruise Terminal is the 'Building of the Year 2017'

The new Port of Leixões' Cruise Terminal has just been elected as the 'Building of the Year 2017' by ArchDaily, the world's most viewed architecture website. Porto Cruise Terminal was design by the Portuguese Architect Luís Pedro Silva and deserved top spot in the category of ‘Public Architecture' among the best architectural projects worldwide.Read more

IJmuiden Cruise Season 2016 vs 2017

The 2016 cruise year in IJmuiden was not a record season, but still we had many interesting calls. On December 18th Saga Sapphire has officially closed our season. A total of 32 calls (24 transit and 8 turn arounds), 52.581 passengers and 16.241 crewmembers found their way in IJmuiden. Whether it was for a smooth (dis)-embark on HAL’s Prinsendam...Read more

Vlissingen – The Port of Call that Beckons

Global cruise travelling is continuing to grow. In 2017, 24 million passengers are expected to cruise worldwide. Many tourists enjoy the comfort of a cruise. It is an inspiring way to get to know the world. The Port of Vlissingen is a newcomer to the cruise market. It is an especially attractive destination for the small to mid-size luxury cruise...Read more

Rotterdam at Seatrade Cruise Global

Seatrade Cruise Global, Fort Lauderdale, March 13 - 16. For the second time, this annual event will be held at Fort Lauderdale Florida. The Broward County Convention Centre will accommodate a huge amount of stands for the participating harbours, agencies and shipping companies. Again this year, Cruise Port Rotterdam will be attending. Official...Read more