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Kotka confirms first calls and begins retail outlet construction

Due to a major push for cruise business, Kotka has four calls confirmed for 2017 as well as a number under discussion for 2018. This is a re-start for the Finnish port that last saw cruiseships docked in 2012. Viking Ocean Cruises, Phoenix Reisen and Costa Cruises are part of the line-up. Petra Cranston, head of sales and marketing Cruise Port...Read more

Lerwick smashes previous records prior to new jetty completion

The completion of the new Holmsgarth North Jetty in Lerwick this autumn will provide further berthing facilities for cruiseships from 2017 onwards. Looking ahead, Victor Sandison, senior commercial executive Lerwick Port Authority, said: “The outlook is very positive for next season, with 54 ships already booked, promising record tonnage and over...Read more

Le Havre prepares for 500-year anniversary

Le Havre is gearing up for its 500-year anniversary in 2017. The port and city was founded by King Francois I and is now a Unesco world heritage site. The main anniversary activities will take place between June and October, with the programme due to be published this May. One of the highlights of the cruise calendar will be the christening of MSC...Read more

Runavik invests in major quay extension

Runavik in the Faroe Islands is extending its quay at King’s Harbour from 101m to 320m with a depth of 12m. Work will start this year for completion in 2017. While this will cater to all port users such as the oil and fishing industries, it will also mean that larger cruiseships can call. There were four calls last year and three are scheduled...Read more

Bremerhaven improves passenger services

In 2016 Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven (CCCB) will handle about 35% more passengers than in 2015, with a further increase of at least 25% expected for 2017. Managing director Veit Hurdler commented: "With this growth in mind, we have taken a very close look at our passenger handling processes. CCCB has always placed great importance on...Read more

Rotterdam welcomes newbuildings

Holland America Line’s newbuilding Koningsdam registered in The Netherlands will dock at Cruise Terminal Rotterdam (CTR) with its characteristic arches for her official inauguration on May 20. On May 5, AIDA Cruises newbuilding AIDAprima will make her first call on a yearly cycle and, on May 24, newbuilding Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony...Read more

Summer skiing and ice-climbing on offer in Hardangerfjord

The Folgefonna Summer Ski Center, which is 30 minutes from Jondal Cruise Port and 60 minutes from Rosendal, opens in May following some major improvements. The ski-lifts have been extended by 300m up to 1,600m above sea level providing a 180-degree view stretching from the North Sea to Hardangerfjord. A new panoramic slope for beginners has been...Read more

Ex-Liverpool cruises boosted by CMV

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has announced its largest ever cruise programme out of Liverpool next year with sailings on Magellan and Marco Polo throughout June, July, August and September. This comes shortly after the announcement of a new cruise terminal design and Mayor Joe Anderson saying he is determined to see huge continued growth in...Read more

Speakers lined up for a busy programme at CE conference

On June 1 Cruise Europe (CE) members and media will take part in the Association’s annual conference in Dublin. It will be a busy day but with plenty of opportunities to network during the three-day event. After the official opening from host city Dublin, chairman Carnival UK David Dingle will give an overview of the state of the industry. He will...Read more

Skagen invests in waste reception facilities

Facing the approaching regulations for dumping of waste in the Baltic Sea – Marpol Annex IV - implemented from 2019 and 2021, Skagen is investing in port reception facilities (PRF) for black and grey water. The facility will be operational from June this year, having six shore connections at Cruise Quay 9 and two shore connections at Pier 10...Read more

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