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Warrenpoint moves into another gear

Warrenpoint Port is entering its third year of cruise but with new energy and focus, having recently taken on Catriona Dowling in the role of harbour master for the port. Employing Dowling, who was a navigation officer on board the QE2 and also spent several years working onboard P&O Cruises' and Princess Cruises' vessels, means that the port...Read more

Dublin secures its first large-ship turnaround calls

Dublin Port Co (DPC) may have begun courting Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd a couple of years ago but it was not until Miguel Reyna visited Dublin, during the Cruise Europe Conference in May, and saw the facilities for himself that the idea of Celebrity Cruises homeporting snowballed into a reality. Airlift and situation played a part in the decision...Read more

Malmo gets the go-ahead for larger ships to call

Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) has been given the go-ahead by the Swedish Maritime Administration to receive cruiseships over 240m in length in Malmo. CMP has had extensive simulations carried out to ascertain whether it was possible to receive larger ships and thus more passengers to Malmo. The tests were conducted during the autumn with very...Read more

Bilbao Cruise Terminal construction on track for spring opening

Interior works on the Bilbao Cruise Terminal have begun following the completion of the structure in November. Located at the second cruise vessel pier, it is the third Port of Bilbao berth in Getxo and is due to give a further boost towards increasing tourist traffic arriving in Biscay by sea. The successful bidder for the works, a temporary...Read more

Season's Greetings from Cruise Europe

As 2016 is entering into the final weeks, it is time to reflect on another year at Cruise Europe (CE). This year has been another positive year for CE as an association where we confirmed our position as a leading cruise trade network. Our membership has continued to grow. We are now 125 port members and associate members. Many of our members are...Read more

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