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Cork caters to future demand

The Port of Cork is carrying out a feasibility study as part of its cruise strategy into building a second dedicated cruise berth in Cobh to cater for the increase in vessels calling to Ireland and to facilitate the berthing alongside of the largest cruiseships. The port authority plans to significantly increase the number of cruiseship visits to...Read more

New member: Hull

Hull can trace its roots back to the middle ages when it was a trading gateway in the export of wool and cloth to the continent. In 2017 it is set to be the UK city of culture. The port, being 2km from the city centre and under an hour’s drive from Humberside Airport and the new Robin Hood International Airport, is well placed for turnaround...Read more

New member: Arendal

Arendal is built on seven small islands on the southern Norwegian coast one hour’s sailing from the main sailing route in the Skagerak. There are two well-protected deepwater quays able to accommodate ships up to 280m in length. Batterikaien has a length of 110m and a depth of 20m while Hotellbryggen is 80m in length, also with 20m depth. There...Read more

Malmo attracts more brands

This year Malmo is hosting 12 calls generating about 34,000 passengers compared with about 31,000 passengers last year. Ten calls are from Pullmantur’s Empress, one from Horizon and one from Passat Kreuzfahrten’s Delphin. Next year 15 calls are scheduled with the three ships calling but also Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa 2 on one call and AIDAcara...Read more

Hardangerfjord is on top of congestion

When it comes to passenger congestion Eidfjord was voted number one for non-crowdedness in a survey conducted by Cruise Norway last year. This is partly due to the 4,000 passenger limit that has been put in place by Hardangerfjord and also because the traffic can be spread out across the five ports. In addition municipalities without cruise calls...Read more

Leixoes hosts Mein Schiff 3 on maiden voyage 

On June 18 Leixoes welcomed TUI Cruises for the first time when newbuild Mein Schiff 3 called having set off on her maiden voyage from Hamburg on June 13. Also on the itinerary were Le Havre (France), La Coruna (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Cadiz (Spain) and Palma de Mallorca. The port authority prepared a special programme of welcome including...Read more

Flam benefits from new buoys

The pier in Flam has been extended by 10m to 120m in length. Two new mooring buoys have been added in order to ensure safe anchorage. The train station and visitor centre have been modernised. An additional 0720 train is now available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 14 to August 31 2015. Upon request additional dates will be...Read more

Liverpool celebrates with Cunard and return of homeporting Boudicca

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-passenger Boudicca began its second cruise season from Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head Cruise Terminal this summer, with an eight-night sailing to the Norwegian fjords. In all the cruiseline is offering 11 sailings from Liverpool in its 2014/15 cruise season, one up on last year. These include a 16-night voyage to Norway...Read more

SeaWalk success in Skjolden

The new quay and SeaWalk in Skjolden are working very well on two-ship days. Being about a quarter of a mile apart means there is no passenger congestion. Port fees for SeaWalk are the same as the quay. On one-ship days, the captain/cruiseline is given the opportunity to try the SeaWalk pier for the same charge as the quay. There are 26 calls...Read more

A new shore excursion is on offer in Stavanger

On February 27 1878 the 74.7km Jaeren Line, a narrow gauge standalone railway line, was opened. A shore excursion launched this year makes it possible for passengers to travel from Stavanger to Egersund on Seaview Rail. The journey passes through changing landscapes and along the coast with its sandy beaches and lighthouses. There is an hourly...Read more