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Yearly Archive: 2019

August 12

Kirkwall named top cruise destination

Orkney has once again topped the table for visitor satisfaction - with Kirkwall named Top Cruise Destination for Western Europe and the United Kingdom. The award is from Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise...

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July 26

Portland Port welcomes FTI Berlin inaugural call and return of Saga Spirit of Discovery

FTi Berlin made its inaugural call to Portland Port on 26th July 2019. Built in 1980 with a length of 139m and 18m beam she is one of the smaller cruise ships to visit the...

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July 20

Portland Port welcomes maiden voyage of Saga’s Spirit of Discovery and return of Disney Magic

The wait is over……. Britain’s newest cruise ship is now here after embarking on her history-making maiden voyage and inaugural call to Portland Port. The long-awaited first ship of the new Spirit class from Saga...

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July 19

Cowes welcomes Europa and Seabourn Quest to ‘England in miniature’

Boutique destination and gem of the UK South Coast, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, has welcomed two more cruise ships this month, the Europa, and Seabourn Quest. Cowes Harbour Commission held a traditional plaque...

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July 12

Queen visit caps Liverpool’s record-breaking cruise season

Liverpool’s record-breaking cruise season will reach a high-water mark next week when the city welcomes the iconic Queen Mary 2 to the Mersey. The 149,000-tonne vessel - the largest ocean liner ever built - will...

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July 10

Portland Port welcomes another Princess

Portland Port today welcomed another Princess – that is Princess Cruises ‘Sea Princess’, and this is not just any call but another inaugural call. Princess Cruises is a major US cruise line owned by the...

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June 20

Berth enhancements at Portland Port

Following a major investment in extending its prime commercial berth, the Outer Coaling Pier (OCP) Portland Port has continued to invest in the development of its prime infrastructure. The extension to OCP was opened in...

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June 20

New member Cowes announces 2019 cruise season

Six cruise ships to visit Cowes Harbour and four maiden calls  Cowes Harbour Commission is extremely pleased to announce that Cowes, Isle of Wight, has six cruise ship calls booked for 2019, including four inaugural...

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June 19

Port of Southampton signs sister port agreement with PortMiami

The Port of Southampton and PortMiami signed a sister port agreement during a visit from a delegation of officials from the Florida-based port and Miami-Dade County. During the visit, a city twinning agreement was also...

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June 17

Cruise Britain celebrates 10th anniversary with event in Guernsey

Cruise Britain, the joint initiative between Britain's ports and service providers is hosting its summer event on the island of Guernsey, one of its member destinations. As part of Cruise Britain’s remit to ensure that...

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