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New member: Visby

Region Gotland (RG) is joining forces with Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) to develop cruise-based tourism in the Baltic Sea and on the island of Gotland by building a cruise berth in Visby. 
 Being financed and built by RG, the berth will be able to accommodate two large cruiseships (each of 340m in length) simultaneously. It extends 530m, including...Read more

New associate member: BLB Cruises

With 20 years’ experience of providing high standard service, BLB Cruises (part of BLB Tourisme) handles ground operations in 15 ports in northwestern France, from Calais to La Rochelle. This year it serviced 123 calls with its biggest client being AIDA Cruises. Business is conducted mostly in English and French but all requested languages are...Read more

St Petersburg adds dolphins as visa initiative progresses

Passenger Port St Petersburg ‘Marine Facade’ is increasing docking possibilities at berths 6 and 7. In total three mooring dolphins will be constructed which will make it possible for the simultaneous berthing of two 333m-long vessels. At present one cruiseship of up to 340m in length can come alongside. The construction of the first dolphin and...Read more

Tallinn awarded for tunnel construction

On 22 of April 2016 the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) reached the decision that passenger ship sewage discharges into the Baltic Sea will be banned from 2021. The regulations will come into force for newbuildings as from 1 June 2019 and for existing ships the deadline is 1 June 2021. In...Read more

CE attends the first regional dialogue for the Baltic

In October a targeted group of participants representing cruiselines, Cruise Lines International Association, and major ports and destinations such as Cruise Europe (CE), attended the first Regional Dialogue for the Baltic which was organised by the EU Commission. The one-day Baltic workshop on cruise tourism held in Copenhagen followed the launch...Read more

Newhaven welcomes Viking Sea

This summer Capital Cruising - the cruise division of Forth Ports - welcomed Viking Cruises’ Viking Sea on her inaugural visit to Edinburgh. The vessel docked at the operator’s Newhaven port and will return next year. Neil Barclay, head of sales Viking Cruises UK, said: “As a Scotsman myself, it was a pleasure to watch Viking Sea arrive in my...Read more

Golf lovers should visit Rouen in 2018 for the Ryder Cup

The 42nd Ryder Cup will be contested over L’Albatros Course at Le Golf National in Paris from September 25 to 30 2018. At 75 miles, Rouen which can accommodate ships up to 240m in length, is the closest cruise port to the city. In addition to the competition itself, practice days provide an alternative way of watching the sport’s stars compete at...Read more

Akureyri calls on the increase as pier extension is completed

Work to extend the pier at Oddeyrarbryggja is complete. The pier now measures 240m in length and has been fitted with new 200t storm bollards. Recent dredging means the depth alongside now ranges from 9.5m to 11m. Vessels of up to 350m in length can now be accommodated alongside. So far 137,936gt MSC Splendida, at 333m in length, is the largest...Read more

Rotterdam is now LNG-ready for AIDA

Rotterdam is now in a position to be able to supply LNG to AIDA Cruises’ AIDAprima while she is in port. Due to the berth being in the heart of the city it has taken some time for the appropriate studies, such as safety, to take place but the Municipality has given it the green light and she has already called. The LNG is supplied by truck. Only...Read more

Skagen ready for waste collection

Skagen has established a stationery port reception facility for black and grey water. There are six shore connections at Cruise Quay 9 and two at Pier 10. Discharge is directly to the municipal sewage system via a 800m3 tank. About 200m3 can be handled per hour with the maximum capacity per call being 800m3. Call numbers are more than doubling...Read more