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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…

November 15

Port of Dover wins ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation) Award 2019

The Port of Dover has been awarded the ESPO Award 2019 in recognition of its successful strategy to reach out to the local community and to directly communicate with the port citizens. Using social media...

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November 14

SCH completes restoration of 19th century Southampton port building

Stevedoring and terminal management company SCH has moved into new headquarters after restoring one of the oldest buildings in the Port of Southampton to its former glory. SCH, along with sister companies in the Independent...

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October 28

Record-breaking ship to end Portland Port’s season

Portland Port's cruise season has now come to an end, but it has been a spectacular finale with the arrival of the enormous Norwegian Getaway.  It is not only Norwegian Getaway's inaugural call to Portland...

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October 23

Port of Dover shortlisted for ESPO award

The ESPO Award 2019 will go to the port authority that has developed a successful strategy to reach out to the local community and is succeeding in directly communicating with the port citizens. Using social...

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September 11

Portland Port welcomes a third Princess

Portland Port today welcomed it’s third Princess this season – this time Princess Cruises' Pacific Princess, and this is not just any call but the third inaugural call from this cruise line this year. Princess...

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August 28

Hurtigruten launches first ever departures from Dover

New route revealed as part of new Norway Expedition 2021/22 programme. Hurtigruten, the leading expedition cruise brand, has announced that for the first time in their 126-year history they will offer winter sailings from the...

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August 12

Kirkwall named top cruise destination

Orkney has once again topped the table for visitor satisfaction - with Kirkwall named Top Cruise Destination for Western Europe and the United Kingdom. The award is from Cruise Critic, the world’s largest online cruise...

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July 26

Portland Port welcomes FTI Berlin inaugural call and return of Saga Spirit of Discovery

FTi Berlin made its inaugural call to Portland Port on 26th July 2019. Built in 1980 with a length of 139m and 18m beam she is one of the smaller cruise ships to visit the...

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July 20

Portland Port welcomes maiden voyage of Saga’s Spirit of Discovery and return of Disney Magic

The wait is over……. Britain’s newest cruise ship is now here after embarking on her history-making maiden voyage and inaugural call to Portland Port. The long-awaited first ship of the new Spirit class from Saga...

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July 19

Cowes welcomes Europa and Seabourn Quest to ‘England in miniature’

Boutique destination and gem of the UK South Coast, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, has welcomed two more cruise ships this month, the Europa, and Seabourn Quest. Cowes Harbour Commission held a traditional plaque...

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