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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…

June 16

Magic on the Mersey

It is estimated 100,000 people packed out Liverpool Pier Head to see the magnificent Disney Magic cruise liner on Sunday 12 June. Adults and children dressed up in their best Disney outfits for a day...

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June 13

SMS Services record number of ships in one day

Port handling specialists Southern Maritime Services (SMS) have achieved a new “first” by handling three cruise ships simultaneously in Portsmouth International Port (PIP). The calls included two turnaround calls by the Voyages of Discovery ship...

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June 13

IPH strengthens cruise ship operations by recruiting former ABP specialist

Independent Port Handling (IPH) group, which includes port terminal operators Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH), have strengthened their cruise ship operations by recruiting Glen Gardner (pictured) as Cruise Operations Manager. Glen joins the company from Associated...

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June 10

Disney Magic spreads the love in Kirkwall

Kenny and Heidi Strahm of Montgomery, Alabama arrived on the Disney Magic cruise liner into Kirkwall on Thursday ( 9 June) to spring a huge surprise to family members and friends travelling with them, by...

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June 8

Port of Dover welcomes the return of Celebrity Silhouette

The Port of Dover’s reputation as a port of choice for luxury cruise ships continued to go from strength to strength when the magnificent Solstice Class cruise ship Celebrity Silhouette returned on Monday 6 June....

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June 2

D-Day anniversary brings three cruise ships to Portsmouth International Port

Seventy-two years after troops left Portsmouth for the Normandy Beaches, visitors continue to return to learn more about the military operation. On 6 June three cruise ships will arrive at Portsmouth International Port, with opportunities...

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May 18

Fred Olsen’s Boudicca starts new Liverpool 2016 programme for SCH

Cruise terminal operators SCH have handled their first cruise ship turnaround operation of the 2016 season at Liverpool Cruise Terminal (LCT). SCH, who have won the exclusive contract to handle all cruise ships at LCT...

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May 9

CruiseBritain supports Princess Cruises Global Destination initiative

A new Princess Cruises destination initiative will see the cruise line and British ports and service providers work together to provide guests with the most meaningful, authentic and exclusive experiences ashore.  The enterprising project combines...

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April 27

A Baker’s dozen at Portsmouth International Port in May

With thirteen cruise ship movements in May, staff at Portsmouth International Port are gearing up for their busiest month of the year. The majority of activity in May will see passengers starting and ending their...

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April 25


As cruise ship terminal operators loading and discharging baggage for thousands of passengers, Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) need to be flexible, but managing the loading of a five-tonne model of a giant panda and her...

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