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Read on for the latest news from CruiseBritain…

January 24

2023 set to match pre-pandemic cruise levels for SCH and subsidiaries

SCH and its sister companies will handle around 130 cruise ship transfer calls in 2023 as the industry continues its post-pandemic recovery. SCH and subsidiary Southern Maritime Services (SMS) will build on its 2022 cruise...

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January 12

Cunard celebrates centenary of world cruises in Southampton

Cunard celebrated the 100th anniversary of its first world cruise in Southampton as Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria departed on their round-the-world voyages. The sailings are among a number of world cruises to get...

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January 5

Epic 78-day voyage kicks off 2023 cruise season for Portsmouth

2023 will see Portsmouth International Port host more maiden calls and welcome back iconic cruise lines, as it continues to cement its place as the first choice for luxury, boutique and expedition cruise brands. The initial release...

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January 5

Southampton records 489 cruise calls, eight plaque ceremonies and shore power for 15 ships in 2022

The Port of Southampton received 489 cruise calls in 2022 and in spring, activated shore power at two of its cruise terminals: Horizon and Mayflower. It subsequently supported 15 ships in 'plugging in' a total...

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December 19

Port of Southampton welcomes P&O Cruises’ new ship Arvia

The Port of Southampton has welcomed P&O Cruises’ newest ship Arvia ahead of her plaque and key ceremony and blessing on 21 December. As the sister ship to Iona, Arvia is an excel-class ship with...

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December 4

Manx language hits the Big Apple

An estimated 9 million people read about the Manx language in the The New York Times recently. It is amazing to have such coverage for the Isle of Man's language, and for some of the...

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November 25

Portsmouth Port’s carbon neutral terminal hailed ‘amazing for the city’ milestone

As Portsmouth Port's carbon neutral terminal reaches the half way mark, Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP joined Leader of the Council Gerald Vernon-Jackson and port director Mike Sellers today to view the terminal extension, which...

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November 18

Port of Southampton awarded best cruise port at Wave Awards

The annual Wave Awards saw Port of Southampton recognised as the cruise industry’s Best Port and highly commended in the Best Environment Initiative category. The prestigious Wave Awards celebrate the very best of the cruise...

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November 14

Portsmouth plugs in SMS Towage tugs in carbon-cutting shore bid

Portsmouth International Port has worked with their towage provider to provide a shore power connection for their tugs, saving 131 tonnes of carbon per annum. Both the port and the towage company, SMS Towage, are...

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November 8

Guernsey reviews successful first year since 2019

Looking back over the first year of operation since 2019, Guernsey has some encouraging data to build on. This year, 83% of all those who visited on a cruise ship from April to September, were...

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