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Yearly Archive: 2020

August 11

Portland Port completes major project to increase berth capabilities

A major project that has been years in the planning and months in the undertaking, has been completed at Portland Port.  The port’s main berths, Outer Coaling Pier (OCP) and the outer arm of Queens...

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July 22

Swan Hellenic to relaunch with new expedition ship in 2021

British-born expedition cruise line Swan Hellenic is set to return to the cruise industry with two newbuild expedition vessels in 2021. The company, which first set sail 70 years ago and was acquired by G...

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July 3

Cruise industry works to return to safe travel

Over a million guests safely embarked from British ports in 2019 and in excess of 1.7million visits ashore in UK ports of call were made. Health and safety are integral to the cruise industry and...

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July 1

Hurtigruten to sail four new itineraries from Dover

Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten will launch a year-long programme of new expedition cruise itineraries onboard Maud and Midnatsol from Dover, UK in March 2021. Departing in March, the first of four new itineraries will be...

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June 26

Start up Tradewind Voyages plans inaugural UK-based season

UK-based start-up Tradewind Voyages revealed the name of its chartered vessel — the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship — as Golden Horizon, and its inaugural season of itineraries. Carrying 272 passengers with a crew of...

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June 10

Hurtigruten reconfirms year-round departures from Dover

Hurtigruten has announced will offer expedition cruises to Norway from Dover, Hamburg and Bergen with three ships, including the MS Maud (former MS Midnatsol). Powered with biofuel and packed with green technology, three small, custom-built...

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May 26

Portsmouth Port prepares for cruise passengers with temperature screening technology

Portsmouth International Port is believed to be the first UK port to install a thermal temperature scanner, which will be available for cruise operators to screen their passengers. The temperature screening technology involves using a...

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March 9

Hurtigruten’s MS Fridtjof Nansen makes showcase call in Dover

The Port of Dover welcomed Hurtigruten’s brand new hybrid battery powered expedition cruise ship MS Fridtjof Nansen into the Port for the first time on Friday for a special showcase call ahead of her inaugural...

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February 10

Portsmouth to host Saga Spirit’s naming ceremony

Saga has chosen Portsmouth as the location for the official naming ceremony of its second new-build boutique cruise ship, the 999-passenger Spirit of Adventure. Saga Cruises managing director Nigel Blanks said: "The city is steeped in British maritime...

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February 4

Bristol’s burgeoning cruise trade continues to flourish  

Bristol Cruise Terminal has announced that it will be welcoming the largest ever cruise ship to Royal Portbury Dock this year. Taking centre stage during prime cruise season, TUI’s Mein Schiff 3, the largest luxury...

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