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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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April 22

Landmark for cruises from Bristol Port as 25,000th passenger sets sail

A landmark 25,000th cruise passenger set sail from Bristol yesterday, marking a remarkable three years of booming demand from holidaymakers in the South West. The port opened its cruise terminal in Avonmouth in 2013, offering...

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April 20

SMS KICKS OFF 2016 CRUISE SEASON WITH MINERVA CALL

Stevedoring and ancillary services company Southern Maritime Services (SMS) has handled the first of 36 cruise ship call expected at Portsmouth International Port (PIP) this year following the arrival of Swan Hellenic’s Minerva. More than...

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April 13

Cruising into the 2016 season at Portsmouth International Port

The winter wait is finally over and cruise ships are heading back to Portsmouth International Port, marking the start of the 2016 season, the cruise schedule can be found at www.portsmouth-port.co.uk/cruises/schedule Each ship that calls...

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April 8

Magellan on the Mersey

Cruise line operator Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has unveiled its “largest ever” cruise programme out of Liverpool next year including a “spectacular” 28-night voyage to Canada. CMV is offering new sailings on its Magellan...

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March 24

Liverpool City Council commissions early design work on a permanent cruise liner building

The city council has appointed an international consultancy team led by Arup and including KKA Architects, Royal Haskoning DHV Engineering and cost consultants Turner and Townsend to produce a concept design. They will come up...

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March 22

New online destination springs up for Portsmouth International Port

With the fresh new shoots of spring comes a whole new look for the Portsmouth International Port website - a complete redesign and reworking of the Port’s online presence. The new website arrives as the...

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March 16

British ports reach magic million cruise visitors

Figures released today by CruiseBritain show that more passengers than ever before visited Great Britain through the country’s 57 cruise ports in 2015. 107 individual ships called into UK ports, many ships calling on multiple...

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March 15

SCH on course to expand cruise ship operations in Southampton

Port terminal operators Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) are set to expand their cruise ship services in Southampton this year following the capture of new business. SCH will handle over 70 cruise vessels in Southampton during...

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March 14

SCH secures exclusive agreement to handle cruise ships in Liverpool

Cruise handling specialists SCH have been awarded a contract for up to three years to provide stevedore services to all cruise ships calling at Liverpool Cruise Terminal. SCH will handle around 60 cruise ships per...

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March 9

Orkney’s cruise season starts early with arrival of Magellan

The first cruise liner to arrive in the 2016 season will berth at Hatston Pier on Thursday 10 March at 08:00. The Magellan, owned by CMV cruises has a maximum passenger capacity of 1800 passengers...

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