Posts Tagged ‘Cruise Europe’

Malmö Prepares To Receive Larger Ships

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has been given the go-ahead by the Swedish Maritime Administration to receive larger cruiseships in Malmö. The decision represents a major boost for cruise tourism. Over 10,000 passengers are already booked for the 2018 cruise season.

Liverpool Celebrates Record-breaking Year

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Queen Mary 2 moored in LiverpoolLast year was quite a season for the UK port with highlights including the inaugural Disney Magic visit, celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Cunard Building which saw Queen Elizabeth sail in to the city and the first Royal christening of a Mersey ship for 50 years. (more…)

Cruise Europe new member: Ventspils, Latvia

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Ventspils is gearing up to put itself on the cruise map. On July 24 Saga Sapphire will be the first cruiseship to call the Latvian city. Next year the hope is that Serenissima will call, explained Artis Senkevics, head of commercial division Noord Natie Ventspils Terminals Ltd. (more…)

Visby Expects 40 Calls In 2018

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Artist's impression of the new pier (Courtesy Region Gotland)Over 40 ships are already scheduled to put into Visby/Gotland in 2018 carrying 60,000 passengers following the opening of the new cruise quay. (more…)

Cruise Europe new Members: Portland Port, Harlingen and Caen-Ouistreham

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Portland Port  (Courtesy Portland Harbour Authority, UK)Portland Port lies in the heart of the Jurassic Coast, a Unesco world heritage site in the south west of England, UK. Harlingen is one of the oldest seaports in The Netherlands dating back to 1300. Caen-Ouistreham on the Manche Atlantique in France provides an opportunity for calls to the town centre of Caen as well as the sea resort of Ouistreham Riva-Bella. (more…)

Warrenpoint, Ulster, Moves Into Another Gear

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Warrenpoint Port is entering its third year of cruise but with new energy and focus, having recently taken on Catriona Dowling in the role of harbour master for the port. (more…)

St Petersburg Adds Dolphins As Visa Initiative Progresses

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Passenger Port St Petersburg ‘Marine Facade’ is increasing docking possibilities at berths 6 and 7. In total three mooring dolphins will be constructed which will make it possible for the simultaneous berthing of two 333m-long vessels. (more…)

New Cruise Europe Member: Visby

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Artist's impression of the new pier (Courtesy Region Gotland)Region Gotland (RG) is joining forces with Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) to develop cruise-based tourism in the Baltic Sea and on the island of Gotland by building a cruise berth in Visby. (more…)

Southampton Wins Port Of The Year at the Seatrade Cruise Awards

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

The Queen Elizabeth in Southampton (Courtesy Kevin Griffin)ABP Southampton was named Port of the Year at the Seatrade Cruise Awards in Tenerife on September 22. (more…)

Dover, Disney And A Three-ship Day

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Disney Magic alongside in DoverOn July 25 Dover Cruise Port bade farewell to Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic for the final call of the 2016 season. (more…)

How Scottish Ports Won Over Disney

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Captain Iain Dunderdale with Disney Magic (Copyright Port of Invergordon)This year Disney Cruise Line (DCL) carried out their inaugural Round Britain and Ireland cruise. (more…)

Hamburg Heads Up Green Cruise Port

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Hamburg panorama with Elbphilharmonie and Queen Mary 2 (Photo / Jörg Modrow)The 2016 cruise season in Hamburg will be the busiest on record with 700,000 passengers scheduled to visit the city, representing a growth of 35%.

Iceland: Akureyri Calls On The Increase As Pier Extension Is Completed

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Work to extend the pier at Oddeyrarbryggja is complete. The pier now measures 240m in length and has been fitted with new 200t storm bollards. Recent dredging means the depth alongside now ranges from 9.5m to 11m. Vessels of up to 350m in length can now be accommodated alongside. (more…)

Cherbourg Clocks Up More Maiden Calls

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Cherbourg began the season on April 18 and by the end of July had welcomed 16 calls and 33,126 passengers and 14,202 crew members. The majority of passengers were British (14,093) followed by Americans (7,607) and Germans (3,278). (more…)

Gothenburg, Sweden, Works At Reversing The Trend

Monday, September 5th, 2016

April 26 marked the arrival of the first cruiseship of Gothenburg’s season. A total of 34 calls on 18 ships are expected this year, carrying 60,000 passengers. This is fewer than has become normal but is attributable in part to competition from Denmark. (more…)

Norwegian Rail (Norges Stats Baner/NSB) has joined Cruise Europe as an associate member

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Its most famous cruise excursions are the Rauma (from Andalsnes) and Flam Railways where passengers can alight almost directly from the quayside and travel in comfort on spectacular train journeys.

CroisiEurope to Offer Four- to Six-Day Holiday Cruises This Year

Friday, August 26th, 2016

The itineraries range from four to six days and visit cities like Seville, Strasbourg, and Amsterdam while exploring Europe’s famous Christmas markets, attending a local Christmas Eve mass and ringing in the New Year with a festive celebration. (

Fredrikstad, Norway, Goes Digital On Shorex While Tall Ships Return In 2019

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Fredrikstad Cruise Port has released a digital shorex catalogue with new shore excursions where history comes alive. In 2019 it once again hosts The Tall Ships Races. (more…)

Estonia’s biggest island, Saaremaa Celebrates a Decade

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Tallin - SaaremaaMore than 35,600 cruise tourists have visited Estonia’s biggest island, Saaremaa, through the Saaremaa Harbour in the past 10 years. (more…)

Check Out The Rouen Armada In 2019

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Rouen, France, is pleased to be welcoming an expected 25 calls next year, up from 12 this year and a record 18 in 2015. A mix of UK, German, US and international cruiselines are visiting. (more…)

Cruise Europe New Member: Bristol

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Bristol opened its cruise terminal in Avonmouth in 2013, offering voyages from the British city for the first time in 20 years. (more…)

Michael McCarthy re-elected as chairman Cruise Europe for another four years

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Michael McCarthy has been re-elected as chairman Cruise Europe for another four years. At the same time managing director Jens Skrede’s contract has been extended to December 2021. (more…)

Antwerp Tops 100,000 Passengers This Year

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Antwerp has over 600 rivership calls this year and is expecting 25 from ocean-going vessels. In total more than 100,000 passengers will visit the Belgian city. (more…)

Edinburgh, Dundee And Tilbury Prepare For Record Season

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The Tilbury Landing Stage (Courtesy Kevin Griffin)This year Capital Cruising, part of Forth Ports Limited, will welcome 91 vessels to its Scottish ports – Dundee and Edinburgh including Leith, Rosyth, Dundee and Newhaven/South Queensferry anchorages – compared to 74 in 2015. (more…)

Cruise Europe: Success for Bremerhaven – Annual Congress 2017 to be hosted in Bremerhaven/Bremen

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The terminal at the Columbus Cruise Center (CCCB) in BremerhavenFor several years now, Columbus Cruise Centers in Bremerhaven (CCCB) and Wismar have been affiliated in Cruise Europe, a prestigious international cruise-marketing cooperation representing about 120 North European ports. (more…)

Rotterdam Welcomes Newbuildings

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Holland America Line's Koningsdam (Courtesy Fincantieri)Holland America Line’s newbuilding Koningsdam registered in The Netherlands will dock at Cruise Terminal Rotterdam (CTR) with its characteristic arches for her official inauguration on May 20. (more…)

Kotka, Finland, Confirms First Calls And Begins Retail Outlet Construction

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Due to a major push for cruise business, Kotka has four calls confirmed for 2017 as well as a number under discussion for 2018. This is a re-start for the Finnish port that last saw cruiseships docked in 2012. (more…)

A Coruña, Spain, Seafront Integrated Into The City

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

La Coruña - Galicia, Spain  (Courtesy Puerto de Coruña)The revamp of the seafront in A Coruña has made the city even more accessible to passengers. With much of the traffic now redirected, a large pedestrian esplanade – Marina-Parrote – now connects the cruise berth with the historic centre and main tourist attractions. (more…)

David Dingle Will Give The Keynote Address At CEC In Dublin

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Cruise Europe is delighted to announce that David Dingle, chairman Carnival UK, will be the keynote speaker at the Cruise Europe Conference (CEC) in Dublin in May. He will present the ‘State of the Industry in Europe’ on the morning of May 31.

Amsterdam Quay Is Extended

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Before the 2016 cruise season gets underway, the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam quay is being extended by 30m by adding a footbridge and two additional mooring posts.

Stockholm Inaugurates Seawalk In May

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Stockholm’s tender port of Nynashman is being fitted with a 260m-long SeaWalk extendible/retractable floating pier which will be inaugurated with a call from Royal Princess on May 10.

Princess Cruises Introduces Industry-First Destination Partnerships

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Princess Cruises announced today an unprecedented destination initiative that combines the cruise line’s deep destination expertise with a groundbreaking collaboration with local experts in key regional cruise destinations.