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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 25

Portsmouth says „Guten Tag!” to a new German visitor

Portsmouth International Port has welcomed the German cruise line AIDA to the city for the first time today, with passengers aboard the AIDAsol disembarking for the day to enjoy all Portsmouth has to offer. Today...

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April 20

Guernsey welcomes first cruise ship for two years

Guernsey has welcomed its first cruise ship call since the autumn of 2019, having been closed to cruise vessels for the past two years. Hanseatic Spirit arrived in St Peter Port on Friday (15 April)...

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April 5

Portsmouth Port looks forward welcoming Saga Cruises in 2023

Following the release of Saga's 2023 cruise schedule, Mike Sellers, director of Portsmouth International Port said: “I’m delighted that Saga will be making 22 departures from Portsmouth as part of their 2023 cruise season. We...

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April 4

Family tragedy inspires Solent Stevedores’ Charity of the Year

Solent Stevedores has launched its Charity of the Year initiative by becoming a fundraising partner for Neuroblastoma UK. The national charity that funds research to discover new, more effective and kinder treatments for children with...

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March 25

UK’s first shore power facility in Southampton commissioned, maiden calls at other ABP ports

The UK's first shore power facility for cruise ships will be utilised at Associated British Ports (ABP) Southampton this year, while maiden calls are scheduled at ABP Cruise ports throughout the year. ‘ABP Cruise’s ports...

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March 16

Innovative solar panel project begins at Portsmouth International Port

The installation of a ground-breaking solar and battery system is underway at Portsmouth International Port, managed by Portsmouth City Council's in-house energy services team. The project began in February 2022 and will incorporate roof-mounted solar...

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March 7

Guernsey welcoming 84 cruise calls between April and October

After a two year pause, Guernsey is gearing up to receive 84 cruise calls this season. The first to arrive will be Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Hanseatic Spirit on April 15; the last cruise ship to call will be Norwegian...

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February 16

Portsmouth International Port launches 20-year Masterplan

Within the next five years Portsmouth International Port will be able to handle the majority of cruise ships looking for a UK berth, it was announced at the launch of its 20-year Masterplan on Wednesday 16...

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February 7

Solent Stevedores signs new stevedoring contract with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Solent Stevedores, the UK’s leading cruise stevedoring partner has secured a two-year contract extension with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. The deal extends their cruise operation partnership to December 2023 and is a strong endorsement of...

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February 4

Positive changes to the Isle of Man’s Borders Restrictions

Following the Chief Minister’s Briefing on 3rd February 2022, the Isle of Man Government has set out its plan to treat COVID-19 as an endemic disease similar to other illnesses such as flu and norovirus,...

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