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Read on for the latest news from CruiseBritain…

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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September 21

Port of Dover partners with ECOsubsea for new hull cleaning project

The Port of Dover has launched a new partnership with Norwegian cleantech company ECOsubsea to roll out a sustainable and environmentally friendly cleaning programme for cruise ship hulls. The procedure uses robot like machines to...

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September 16

New itineraries from Liverpool for Fred Olsen’s new Borealis in 2021

Sailings for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ second new ship Borealis have gone on sale with the inaugural programme featuring a number of brand new itineraries setting sail from Liverpool in 2021. This follows the launch...

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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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