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New member: Norwegian Rail

Norwegian Rail (Norges Statsbaner/NSB) has joined Cruise Europe as an associate member. Its most famous cruise excursions are the Rauma (from Andalsnes) and Flam Railways where passengers can alight almost directly from the quayside and travel in comfort on spectacular train journeys. “Ever-changing and majestic nature and a safe, comfortable...Read more

Invergordon celebrates 1,000 calls

On August 18 Holland America Line's first-in-class newbuilding Koningsdam called Invergordon for the first time. It was the 1000th call to the port on Cromarty Firth in the north-east of Scotland since Swedish America Line’s Kungsholm made the first call in 1978. Invergordon, a founder member of Cruise Europe, is an example of how successfully a...Read more

Liverpool approves terminal feasibility study and celebrates Cunard Building centenary

On August 19 authorities in Liverpool approved a £950,000 (E1.12m) feasibility study into a proposed new cruise terminal development. The west coast UK port has long held ambitions to expand its offer with the construction of a purpose-built facility capable of attracting additional turnaround business and handling up to 3,600 passengers...Read more

Wismar is small but mighty

The Hanseatic city of Wismar welcomed a call from Silver Wind on July 1. Under the motto small but mighty, Wismar has proven that smaller destinations handling ships under 240m in length are able to participate in the cruise business. This year six calls are scheduled. “Citizens and town fathers of the Hanseatic City support cruiseship calls, that...Read more

Bilbao’s second cruise pier is under construction

This year works are being carried out on the maritime station at Bilbao’s second cruise pier located in Getxo. The building will be 15m high and cover an area of 3,200m2. It has been conceived as a great rectangular glass container, light in form and with lots of brightness under a light zinc protective roof. To cater for the embarking and...Read more

Holy Loch Port thrilled to welcome Saga Sapphire

On 26 Saga Sapphire sailed into Holy Loch Port for an overnight call. Passengers were tendered ashore to the sound of a local piper. On day one two coaches left for a tour of Glasgow, three for a panoramic Scottish lochs tour, one to Inveraray Castle and one to Bendmore gardens. Independent passengers went into Dunoon and the games where they were...Read more

Gothenburg works at reversing the trend

April 26 marked the arrival of the first cruiseship of Gothenburg’s season. A total of 34 calls on 18 ships are expected this year, carrying 60,000 passengers. This is fewer than has become normal but is attributable in part to competition from Denmark. The consistently upward trend in Gothenburg, Sweden, was broken last year with the arrival of...Read more

Cherbourg clocks up more maiden calls

Cherbourg began the season on April 18 and by the end of July had welcomed 16 calls and 33,126 passengers and 14,202 crew members. The majority of passengers were British (14,093) followed by Americans (7,607) and Germans (3,278). So far there have been 224 embarking and 110 disembarking passengers. Calls included nine maiden visits from vessels...Read more

New member: Bristol

Bristol opened its cruise terminal in Avonmouth in 2013, offering voyages from the British city for the first time in 20 years. At the beginning of this year’s season and coinciding with the Queen’s birthday on April 21, the port chalked up its 25,000th passenger in three years. Bernadette Clark boarded Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ (CMV) Astoria...Read more

Tallinn installs wastewater pipeline and improves traffic flow

On May 2, local heat provider Tallinna Kute began renovating the heating pipeline on Sadama Street. At the same time TS Energia, a Port of Tallinn subsidiary, will start connecting the Old City Harbour’s sewage pipeline with the city’s sewerage in order to guarantee the required volume of wastewater admittance from ships at all berths in active...Read more