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Yearly Archive: 2020

December 17

Gifts for cruise ship staff from Devon communities

Staff on cruise ships anchored off the coast of Devon are receiving festive hampers from the local community. Due to Covid-19 the ships have been anchored off the south coast for several months. On Christmas...

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December 15

Sailors’ Society helps deliver Christmas to cruise ship crew

With the cruise industry on pause, cruise ships anchored off the UK coast have become a familiar sight since the spring. Several ships, manned by skeleton crews of around 150, regularly come into Southampton port...

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November 25

Port of Southampton to open new cruise terminal for 2021 season

Associated British Ports is to open a new next-generation-ready and open access cruise terminal for the 2021 cruise season in Southampton. The fifth dedicated cruise terminal at the port will benefit from roof-mounted solar power...

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November 19

Cruise and Ferry Passengers Benefit from World-Leading Temperature Measurement System at Port of Poole

Passengers travelling through the Port of Poole will now benefit from enhanced security from the threat of COVID-19 with the installation of the VIRALERT 3 temperature screening system. World-leading temperature monitoring expert, AMETEK Land, has...

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October 19

Dart Harbour Authority joins Cruise Britain

Dart Harbour Authority is the latest British port to join Cruise Britain. A natural harbour, steeped in maritime heritage, Dartmouth is the perfect location for an exceptional port call. Ships can anchor out, looking out...

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October 12

Port of Southampton strengthens its cruise team

With the Port of Southampton preparing for the return of cruise when the time is right, the existing cruise team is being further developed to ensure the best possible support for cruise partners. Rebekah Keeler,...

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October 2

Cruise Britain welcomes new COVID-19 Framework for cruise operators

A new COVID-19 Framework for cruise operators is published today (02 October) by the UK Chamber of Shipping. The trade association for the UK shipping industry has worked closely with the cruise industry for over...

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September 23

SMS International partners on port health initiative

SMS International Shore Operations is going to operate DeCurtis Shield Kiosks to automate the health check questionnaire process and provide temperature screening as part of its new COVID-19 safety initiative. 'SMS International Shore Operations is...

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September 23

Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral to sail new itineraries from Portsmouth

The Arctic and Canary Islands are among the destinations Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral will head to next year, with half of its eight new sailings leaving from Portsmouth. A 13-night Northern Lights itinerary involving...

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September 22

Celebrity Apex arrives in Southampton

Celebrity Cruises' newest ship, Celebrity Apex, has arrived in Southampton where crew are preparing for its first transatlantic sailing to Miami. Celebrity Apex was due to have been the first of the line's ships to...

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