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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

Hamburg benefits from AIDA homeporting year-round

On AIDAprima’s first call to her year-round homeport of Hamburg, the benefit of this new operation was not in doubt. Helge Grammerstorf, national director CLIA Germany, commented: “We have seen about a 10% rise in Germany partly due to AIDAprima and Mein Schiff. We have a good chance to crack the two million passenger [mark] for the German market...Read more

Turku active in environmental investments

The Port of Turku will construct two more fixed connections for receiving waste water serving both passenger and cargo vessels. This will ensure sufficient reception capacity for all vessels calling Turku. The investment is part of the EU financed ScanMed project, in which Turku’s share is E2.2m. The sewer project will be completed by 30 November...Read more

Check out the Rouen Armada in 2019

Rouen is pleased to be welcoming an expected 25 calls next year, up from 12 this year and a record 18 in 2015. A mix of UK, German, US and international cruiselines are visiting. In the past three years the city has made particular efforts in promoting the River Seine - a five-hour voyage to the city centre - as a destination in its own right as...Read more

Saaremaa celebrates a decade

More than 35,600 cruise tourists have visited Estonia’s biggest island, Saaremaa, through the Saaremaa Harbour in the past 10 years. Since 2006, 30 different cruiseships, owned by 19 cruise companies, have made 66 calls. The busiest seasons have been in 2013 and 2014 when 14,000 passengers visited. Saaremaa differs from other destinations on the...Read more

Disney and Celebrity return to Dover

Dover is the second busiest UK cruise port with two dedicated cruise terminals with a third berth available for transit calls. This season Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic and Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Silhouette returned with the White Cliffs as their backdrop. Sonia Limbrick, head of business development (cruise), Port of Dover, said: “I...Read more

Fredrikstad goes digital on shorex while tall ships return in 2019

Fredrikstad Cruise Port has released a digital shorex catalogue with new shore excursions where history comes alive. In 2019 it once again hosts The Tall Ships Races. The catalogue is divided into six categories: scenic, culture, active, special interest, Oslo and festivals and big events ( ). Telling stories of the...Read more

CE actively involved in ESPO

Following the Cruise Europe conference in Riga 2014, chairman Michael McCarthy met with Eeva Hiettainen from Helsinki who was then chair of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) passenger committee. Shortly afterward, CE became strongly involved in the ESPO Cruise and Ferry Port Network with certain CE members playing an active role. Sitting...Read more

CE leadership success continues

Michael McCarthy has been re-elected as chairman Cruise Europe for another four years. At the same time managing director Jens Skrede’s contract has been extended to December 2021. In their tenure CE has established itself as an important association within the industry. Looking ahead the management team says: “ We are extremely honoured to be...Read more