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Skagen, Denmark, expects 100% rise in passengers

This year 42 cruiseships carrying up to 68,500 passengers are going to call at Skagen. This is 100% up on 2017, when 33,000 passengers on 31 calls visited Skagen. Out of the 42, 11 will be first calls from ships within Princess Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises, both brands being quite new to Skagen.




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Longyearbyen, Svalbard, new member at Cruise Europe

Longyearbyen has a population of 2,200 and is situated at 78 degrees North on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard. Not surprisingly this Arctic wonder has been given a sustainable destination quality label from Innovation Norway.




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Roenne, Denmark, Is Expecting 45% More Cruiselines This Year

The expected growth in the number of cruiselines visiting Roenne in 2018 is estimated at being 45 % up on 2017. This development is expected to continue due to the port extending its facilities to accommodate ships up to 350m in length from June 1 2019.




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Two million passengers visited Southampton in 2017

Azura at Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton (Courtesy ABP)Two million passengers visited Southampton in 2017 and brought with them a massive multi-million pound cash injection to the local economy. Every time a cruiseship visits Southampton, it is estimated to bring a cash boost of £2m (€2.26m) and in 2017 there were more than 500 calls.




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Akureyri, Iceland, Opens Small Ship Pier In 2019

The Port of Akureyri has not forgotten its promise to accommodate smaller vessels closer to the town centre and is investing €5m in constructing a new pier which will open for business in 2019.




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Passengers To A Coruña Were Up 45% in 2017

The Port of A Coruña has just closed a historic year in cruise traffic. A total of 184,069 passengers visited the city last year, 45% on 126,735 in 2016. The 2017 figure also exceeds by about 15,000 the passengers forecast at the beginning of the year, which highlights the boom that the sector is experiencing.




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Bristol Volunteers Welcome Largest Ship So Far

Last year Bristol welcomed its 30,000th passenger since opening in 2013. One of this year’s highlights is the confirmed arrival of Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ 1,452-passenger Magellan, which will be the largest cruiseship to have visited the UK port.




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Tallinn Develops The Old City Harbour

Tallin - SaaremaaDuring the 2017 cruise season, there were 311 calls to Tallinn, bringing a record-breaking 564,280 passengers. Meanwhile Saaremaa Harbour had five calls bringing 1,513 passengers.




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Trondheim Commits 100% To The Industry

With calls increasing to 89 in 2018 from 57 this year, and passengers rising to 170,000 on 93,000, Trondheim Port Authority (TPA) has decided to employ Maria Kuhnl as cruise coordinator in a 100% position from January. The position, which has been split 50% Port Authority and 50% Visit Trondheim to date, will be merged.




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New Member At Cruise Europe: Pasaia, Spain

Pasaia provides a safe and attractive refuge for cruiseships stopping over in the Bay of Biscay. Located at the heart of the bay, 15 km from the French border and 5 km from San Sebastian, the Spanish port is a natural harbour in an area of great beauty and a haven for cruiseships visiting the Cantabrian Sea.




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