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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…

May 13

Port of Dover welcomed inaugural calls from three cruise lines in one week

Compagnie Française de Croisières (CFC) Renaissance, Seabourn Venture and TUI Mein Schiff 4 all sailed into Dover over the past week for inaugural port of call visits. The three vessels each made a grand entrance...

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May 7

Dartmouth hosts busiest cruise week ever

The small port of Dartmouth, Devon, on the UK's South West coast, experienced its busiest week on record during the first week of May. Cruise arrivals are usually spread out evenly across the summer season,...

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May 1

The Port of Southampton welcomes Queen Anne for her inaugural visit

The Port of Southampton welcomes Queen Anne, the newest addition to Cunard's prestigious fleet. This historic moment marks the first time in 23 years that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service, a testament...

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April 30

Port of Dover and Viking celebrate inaugural call of Viking Saturn

Dover Cruise celebrated its first inaugural call of the busy 2024 season with a plaque exchange on board Viking Saturn. The award-winning small, all-veranda ship, which launched just last year, joins her sister vessels to...

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April 29

Vote for Portsmouth: shortlisted as the UK’s most sustainable port

Portsmouth International Port has once again been recognised for their ground-breaking sustainability work, with the port shortlisted for a Sailawaze award. The awards, which are in their first year, set out to highlight the best...

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April 9

Landmark Partnership: Cruise Ireland and Cruise Britain Join Forces to Boost Cruise Tourism Across Ireland and Britain

Cruise Britain and Cruise Ireland are proud to announce a landmark partnership between the two associations, aimed at fostering collaboration and driving growth in the cruise business sector. Through strategic collaboration, both organisations can tap...

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April 8

Aberdeen’s 2024 cruise season underway

Port of Aberdeen kicked off its 2024 cruise season on 8th April with the arrival of AIDAsol. The German-flagged liner, carrying 1,998 guests and 629 crew, arrived from Hamburg, Germany for a day-long stopover before...

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April 4

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam set to return to Dover for the first time since their milestone 2023 sailings

Both ships will call into Dover on 20th and 26th April respectively, following MS Rotterdam’s commemorative 150th anniversary voyage on 17th April 2023, and Nieuw Statendam’s inaugural call on 8th September 2023. Rotterdam and Nieuw...

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April 3

Future of Liverpool Cruise Terminal looks bright

Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, has signed a 50-year agreement with Peel Ports Group’s subsidiary, The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company Ltd, to operate services at Liverpool Cruise...

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April 2

Record 2023 season confirms industry recovery for Britain

Cruise Britain celebrates 15 years with 500% rise in transit guests since 2009  The cruise sector successfully bounced back for ports and service providers around the UK in 2023 with record guest and call numbers...

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