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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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A Coruña Increased Marketing Brings Increased Calls

September was a very busy month in A Coruña. The Spanish port received 31 calls out of a total of 120 this year. Estimated passenger numbers for the year are 170,000. This compares with 94 calls and 126,735 passengers in 2016 which is an impressive increase and comes partly as the result of an increased commitment by the port authority to attract cruise business.




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New Members at Cruise Europe: Leknes, Norway, and Galway, Ireland

Kirwans Lane - Galway, Ireland (Courtesy Travel Guide Ireland - blog.galwaytourism.ie)

Kirwans Lane – Galway, Ireland (Courtesy Travel Guide Ireland – blog.galwaytourism.ie)

Leknes calls itself ‘the gateway to the most beautiful islands in the world’, the Lofoten, an Arctic island group that has been a cruise destination since 1889. Galway, situated on the west coast of Ireland, is primarily a tender port.




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Oslo, With Two New Key Appointments, Renews Focus On Cruise

Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed port director at the Port of Oslo

Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed port director at the Port of Oslo

Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed port director at the Port of Oslo. The board of directors was very clear it wanted the focus to be on the core business, ie port development and increasing cargo and passenger throughput. Mathisen previously held the same position at the Port of Bodo, where he remained for 12 years.




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