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There are things happening all of the time for CruiseBritain members, whether it’s new port developments, special events, inaugural visits or service enhancements for passengers. We’ll keep you posted here on our news page as well is in our regular E-blasts so be sure to sign up here

Read on for the latest news from CruiseBritain…

February 1

Portsmouth to pump in £18.7m to overhaul city port and attract more cruise ships

An investment of more than £18m could see Portsmouth International Port become a leading destination for cruise ships. The council is set to approve spending £18.7m to boost the port's appeal in the global market,...

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January 31

Solent Stevedores invests in the future of cruise at Southampton

Solent Stevedores has recently taken delivery of 33 fully electric counter balance fork lift trucks from STILL Materials Handling in preparation for the 2019 cruise season at the Port of Southampton. This latest investment by...

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January 31

Cruise expert joins Portsmouth International Port

Experienced cruise specialist Ian Diaper joins Portsmouth International Port as head of operations, a new role created to manage shore side activity. Ian has spent over 40 years in the shipping industry, most recently as...

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January 30

Cruise Hull Yorkshire issues invitation for expressions of interest to tender

Cruise Hull Yorkshire has issued an invitation for expressions of interest to tender to be the commercial partner for the new Hull Cruise Facility in partnership with Hull City Council. Interested providers should complete the...

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January 29

VisitGuernsey shortlisted for two Travel Marketing awards

VisitGuernsey has been shortlisted for two prestigious National Travel Marketing Awards 2019 for its marketing campaigns to promote tourism to the island, created to capitalise on the cinema release of ‘The Guernsey Literary & Potato...

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January 14

Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season to smash all previous records

Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season is going to be another record breaker with the greatest number of cruise calls and passengers to date.  This has been the general pattern for the last 10 years, with...

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January 3

Cruise passengers rate Kirkwall top destination in Northern Europe

Passengers from one of Europe's most prestigious cruise lines have rated Kirkwall as their top Northern Europe and Scandinavian European cruise destination. Every year, Viking Ocean Cruises, like many other cruise lines, analyse their guest...

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December 21

Queens Pier Improvement Project given the green light at Portland Port

The nature of shipping at Portland Port is changing rapidly; as the cruise business continues to grow, the Port’s cargo customers are also seeing a significant growth in activities and there is an increased use...

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December 14

It’s a hat trick! Guernsey wins Best UK & British Isles Port of Call in Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards for third time.

Guernsey is delighted to announce that it is the winner of the ‘Best UK / British Isles Port of Call’ category in the 2018 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards, winning the title for the third...

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December 10

Brexit Britain will be the ‘new Montenegro’ says Dingle

Addressing Cruise Britain’s first formal business event during a trip along London’s River Thames, Carnival UK chairman David Dingle spoke of Britain as a 'leading cruise nation with a very healthy and fast-developing cruise economy.'...

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