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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

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February 28

Cruise Britain statement on COVID-19

The safety and health of passengers, crew and port staff is the number one priority for the UK cruise industry. Cruise lines worldwide are maintaining close contact with health professionals and regulators, including the World...

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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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January 28

Solent Stevedores prepares for P&O’s Iona

Solent Stevedores, an award-winning Stevedore and Terminal Operator based at the Port of Southampton, UK, is currently making preparations for the arrival of P&O’s new flagship: M/V Iona. The much anticipated largest vessel ever to...

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January 22

Port of Tyne continues to invest in cruise facilities

The Port of Tyne in North East England is set to welcome 58 cruise calls from 15 cruise lines in 2020. Returning this year is AIDA, CMV, Costa Cruises, Fred. Olsen, Marella, Oceania, Princess, Regent...

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January 21

Record year for cruise expected at Port of Southampton

This year, the Port of Southampton is expecting a record number of cruise ships making maiden calls to the port. In 2020, the port will see 14 maiden calls from cruise vessels which is an...

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January 17

12% growth for GAC includes Virgin Voyages

GAC UK is set to follow up its very successful cruise port agency season in 2019 with an even greater 2020, with a 12% increase in scheduled port calls across the UK and Ireland. The...

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January 14

Industry expert takes up new role at Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports has announced that Kate O’Hara will join its business development team as Commercial Director. A graduate of Northumbria University, Kate brings with her a...

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January 14

Portland Port’s 2020 cruise season will bring 80,000 passengers to Dorset

Portland Port’s 2020 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 more than ten years, with...

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January 13

Cruise upgrade reaches milestone at the Port of Southampton with double air bridge delivery

The Port of Southampton has reached a crucial milestone with the upgrades to Ocean Cruise Terminal following the arrival of two new air bridges. The two new air bridges are specially designed to cater for...

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