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ADONIA GETS REBRANDED AT PORTLAND PORT

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

http://www.cruiseportrotterdam.com/organisation/news.html 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

www.cruiseportrotterdam.com > 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

Rotterdam... a lovely weekend lies ahead

In April of this year, Rotterdam looks forward to welcoming the magnificent ms Regal Princess to the cruise quay, at the heart of our city. A lovely weekend lies ahead. On 14 April, AIDAprima will be heading towards Hamburg, Regal Princess will sail in the very next day. Ms Regal Princess is the 18th ship of Princess Cruises. She was built by...Read more

New product in Nordfjord - Cable car from the fjord to the mountaintop in the blink of an eye

Loen will be the home of one of the world’s steepest cable car rides. Some believe it may be the number one tourist attraction in Fjord Norway in the coming years. And it’s located only 6 km from the Port of Olden – Nordfjord. Loen Skylift is located in the innermost part of the Nordfjord. From May 20, 2017 you will be able to travel from the...Read more

Spain’s Port of A Coruña expects to welcome a record number of passengers in 2017

A Coruña has become one of the Atlantic’s most attractive destinations for cruise ships. A revamp of the seafront and area near the cruise terminal was accomplished last year. Now a new pedestrian promenade connects the Trasatlánticos Quay with the heart of the city and cruise passengers are just a stone’s throw away from the historic center and...Read more

Liverpool seeks design team for new Cruise Terminal

Liverpool City Council has launched a Europe wide search to design a potential new cruise terminal on the River Mersey. The authority is seeking to appoint a highly skilled technical team to advise on the detailed design and development of a new permanent facility at the former Princes Jetty, off Princes Parade. An OJEU (Official Journal of the...Read more

Lonely Planet declares Bordeaux in France the top city in the world for 2017!!!

Bordeaux in France has been named the top city in the world for travellers in 2017. The city receives the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017, the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. The bestselling, inspirational travel yearbook from the world’s leading travel...Read more

Works on the new Port of Bilbao Cruise Terminal Reach Half-way Point

The Port Authority of Bilbao is pleased to announce that the works on the new cruise terminal are progressing according to plan, which means that the building will be in operation for spring 2017. The station is located at the second cruise vessel pier and is the third Port of Bilbao berth in Getxo, which will be a further boost towards increasing...Read more

Winter calls at Le Havre, closing the most frequented cruise season ever.

The Ferris wheel, the Christmas market, and the ice rink are back around the town hall and Place Perret. The local shops are open every day including Sundays in December, the commercial galleries are decorated and offer entertainment. In the Cruise Terminal, the Le Havre Cruise Team has decorated the Christmas trees to welcome the last passengers...Read more

The Le Havre conurbation, a new business and tourism destination

The new convention centre, Le Carré des Docks – Le Havre Normandie, was inaugurated this morning, by Edouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre, President of the Le Havre Conurbation (CODAH), Gilbert CONAN, CEO of the SPL des Docks, Hervé Morin, President of the Normandy Region and Pascal Martin, President of the Department of Seine-Maritime. The elected...Read more

Harbour Master Rotterdam

René de Vries, Harbour Master Rotterdam, says in an interview in Cruise Port Rotterdam Newsletter winter edition: “2016 has been a wonderful (cruise) year serving cruise ships to satisfaction. AIDAprima’s team will continue to visit pretty much all of next year and we have invited them to an extensive guided tour of the Port Coordination Centre in...Read more

Cruise film makes a splash

LIVERPOOL Cruise Terminal’s record breaking year has been captured in a special showreel. The film shows highlights of the 2016 season which includes the inaugural Disney Magic visit, the celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Cunard Building which saw the Queen Elizabeth sail in to the city and the first Royal christening of a Mersey...Read more

BERGEN - THE GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY - THE NUMBER ONE NORWEGIAN PORT OF CALL

Port of Bergen still has the status as the most popular destination in Norway. This year Port of Bergen received 296 cruise ship calls with 490 546 passengers to our city. This number of passengers is the best ever. In 2017 we will once more set new record in cruise calls, with, per today 325 calls, and we expect the passenger numbers to increase...Read more

2016 Cherbourg Cruise Season - Annual Report

The figures are clear and irrevocable, 2016 cruise season in Cherbourg is a record!!! We welcomed 26 calls, totalizing 51 963 cruise guests and 21 916 crew members. This year, 10 494, or 20,20 % of the total number of guests opted for half-day and full-day shore excursions ( the average since 2008 is 26,06%) . The best sellers are The D-day...Read more

Royal Princess’s return to Liverpool

Princess Cruises has announced that the 3,560-guest ship will visit Liverpool throughout spring and summer 2018. It’s the latest good news for Liverpool’s cruise liner terminal, which this year welcomed 63 ships bringing 114,676 passengers and crew to the city. Just this month the council said there were already 65 vessels confirmed for 2017 and...Read more

VIGO Shipbuilding and Repair Industry heading to Cruise market

Shipbuilding and repair has historically been a powerful industry at the Port of Vigo. Originally based on fishing vessels building, Vigo shipyards and dockyards growing business allowed them to develop their infrastructures and to improve their staff qualification and boost their expertise, until reaching 40% of the Spanish civilian shipbuilding...Read more

Princess Cruises announces Royal Princess ship will return to Belfast in 2018

Princess Cruises has today announced that the 3,560-guest Royal Princess will visit Belfast throughout spring and summer 2018. At 330m long, 38m wide and 19 decks high, Royal Princess is Princess Cruises’ joint largest ship. She will call at Belfast 11 times as part of a season touring the British Isles from May-September, 2018. Sailing roundtrip...Read more

Spectacular Royal Christening Launches ACL’s New G4 Vessels

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has officially launched its new fleet of transatlantic combination Container/Roll‐on Roll‐off (CONRO) vessels in spectacular style, following the Christening of the Atlantic Sea, by HRH The Princess Royal at Liverpool Cruise Terminal. Crowds lined Liverpool’s iconic waterfront to witness the official Christening...Read more

Hat trick of cruise awards for Liverpool

LIVERPOOL has been named the ‘Best UK Port of Call’ Prize for the third time in four years by the world’s largest cruise review site. ‘Cruise Critic’ – sister site of ‘Trip Advisor’ – has awarded the 2016 honour to the city, following on from previous prizes in 2013 and 2014. The judges commented that Liverpool “is poised to flourish, quietly but...Read more

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