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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 26

Celebrations as Portland opens £26m berth for business

Portland Port has officially opened a new deep-water berth as part of a record £26 million development. It held a ceremony with more than 150 guests to celebrate completion of the landmark project. The Lord-Lieutenant...

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June 20

Scottish politicians hosted on Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral

Cruise Britain joined Cruise Lines International Association and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines when they hosted a delegation of Scottish politicians on board Balmoral last week to highlight the benefits of cruising to Scotland. The visit,...

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June 18

Princess Cruises and Portland Port host Cruise Britain’s summer event

Portland Port hosted trade association Cruise Britain’s annual summer gathering for the first time during a record-breaking year for the port. Delegates came from across the country for the two-day event hosted in partnership with...

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May 26

TUI cruise vessel becomes largest ship ever to sail into Portsmouth harbour

Portsmouth harbour has been the backdrop for many spectacles, today (Friday 26 May) it was the turn of cruise line TUI, as their ship Mein Schiff 3 took the title of largest ship ever to...

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May 10

Cruise riding high in Falmouth

More than 50 cruiseships are scheduled to call in Falmouth this year and membership of Cruise Britain is an important part of marketing the port and destination. Falmouth Harbour joined Cruise Britain in 2021 and...

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May 3

New dawn for North East Scotland’s tourism as first large cruise vessel arrives in Aberdeen

The 2023 cruise season is well underway at the expanded Port of Aberdeen, with a wide range of new cruise vessels and up to 31,000 guests arriving in the city. There are 39 cruise calls...

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May 2

Maiden Southampton calls for LNG-powered ships

LNG-powered cruise ships AIDAnova and Le Commandant Charcot arrived at the Port of Southampton for the first time ever on April 23 and April 26, respectively. Both vessels were received at the recently completed Horizon...

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April 29

Record cruise ship visit christens new berth at Portland Port

Portland Port welcomed a record 5,000 passengers in the first cruise call at its newly developed deep-water berth. MSC Virtuosa has brought the greatest number of guests of any single vessel visiting the port so...

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April 26

Portsmouth anchors its position as a world cruise destination

This week (Monday 24 April), Portsmouth was the final call for over 600 passengers on Phoenix Reisen Amera's 125-night world cruise, after it departed Nice, France in December 2022 for an international sailing. The Historic...

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April 24

Strong transition year heralds record 2023 cruise season for Britain

Figures released by Cruise Britain today show that the cruise sector’s post-Covid ‘year of transition’ was a success for ports and service providers around the UK and has provided the strongest possible springboard for a...

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