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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