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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

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

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