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New member: Hamburg

Hamburg has rejoined Cruise Europe after an absence of a few years, having been a founder member. This year is quite a year for the German port which is expecting 161 calls, mostly turnarounds, and 525,000 passengers compared to 189 and 590,000 in 2014. The 2015 season lasts 10 months with only February and November without calls. Six cruiseships...Read more

New member: Hundested

Hundested will receive its first cruise call next year when Saga Pearl II calls on May 18. A Viking welcome will greet passengers at the quayside. The Danish port is just 2nm from the pilot station. There is a pier of 350m which can accommodate ships of 230m in length and 8m draught. The height of the quayside is 2.5m and there are rubber fenders...Read more

New member: Warrenpoint 

Warrenpoint on Carlingford Lough in Northern Ireland is in its infancy when it comes to cruise. It had its first and only call from Saga Pearl II in July 2014 with a repeat booked next year due to the success of the visit. Most of the town turned out to welcome the ship and a brass band was playing on the quayside. Those making the short walk into...Read more

Guernsey builds pontoon

Guernsey is expecting 115 calls this year including those from Anthem of the Seas and Britannia. “We are expecting 190,000 passengers this year. That is a lot of people getting a taste of Guernsey and our mission this year is to encourage them to come back,” commented Wendy Pedder, marketing manager trade and media relations Commerce and...Read more

Le Havre gearing up for 500-year celebrations in 2017

In 2017 Le Havre celebrates the 500th anniversary of both the city and the port. The main events will take place between April and September but it will be an all-year celebration. “The idea is to give visibility to Le Havre worldwide. As the city was destroyed during World War 2 we want to elevate its standing and also to elevate the attraction...Read more

French Atlantic Ports encouraging itineraries in the region

Le Havre is a member of the French Atlantic Ports (FAP) which was created in 2001 to promote the region. Valerie Conan, cruise director Le Havre Tourist Officer and spokesperson FAP, believes this may have contributed to an increase in calls: “By promoting ourselves together we promote ourselves as a destination and not as repositioning calls. It...Read more

Rotterdam terminal is upgraded

Cruise Terminal Rotterdam, one of the Netherlands’s national monuments, is undergoing some changes with a grand opening scheduled to take place in May. A new boarding bridge was completed in September 2014 and on February 2 2015 the municipality began replacing the quay’s paving; 70% will be ready in early April, the rest will be tackled between...Read more

Klaipeda reconstructs nearby waterfront

Klaipeda is expecting 50 calls this year compared to 64 in 2014 but passenger numbers remain stable at 57,500 due to the increasing size of the vessels calling. The port can accommodate vessels up to 315m in length and 13.5m draught. The terminal has an annual capacity of over 0.5m passengers. Klaipeda Port chief executive officer, Arvydas Vaitkus...Read more

Bordeaux scores high satisfaction rates and plans for new facilities

Bordeaux is celebrating doubling its call numbers in the ten years since 2004 to 40 and passengers visiting from 5,000 to 40,000. It is also celebrating being named Europe’s Best Destination this year. A title that will undoubtedly see visitor numbers arrive as well as income to the city. Nevertheless Cruise Bordeaux, a network of active members...Read more

Copenhagen considers another terminal

Copenhagen has been experiencing a decrease in calls since 2013 but for 2016 passenger numbers are returning to those of 2013. About 760,000 are expected which is a “very positive sign” according to Claus Bodker, director Cruise Copenhagen Network. In 2015, 301 transit calls are scheduled, 283 to Copenhagen and 18 to Malmo. Turnarounds will number...Read more