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Cruise Europe conference calls for industry collaboration to protect the environment




A record 180 attended the Cruise Europe conference (CEC) held in Zeebrugge from March 4 to 7. These included members of the association, cruiseline executives, the media and representatives from associations such as European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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This year Stavanger is due to beat all previous records




Stavanger, NorwayAfter two stable years of cruise activity, Stavanger is expecting a record-breaking year in 2019. The number of expected calls will be up by 30% and passenger numbers are set to rise by over 45%, compared to 2018.

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New member: Ruegen – Cruise Europe



At 974km2, Ruegen is Germany’s largest island, having a population of 64,000. Reasons to visit include the Unesco world heritage sites of Stralsund and 13th century beech forest of Jasmund National Park, the oldest lighthouse on the Baltic Sea coast – 1826 Leuchtturm Kap Arkona – and Ummanz, the largest crane resting places in Europe.

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Cruise Europe New associate member: North Atlantic Agency



North Atlantic Agency (NAA) was established in 2013. It is a network of port agents providing full cruise and expedition agency services in the North Atlantic and Arctic. Its experience in dealing in harsh weather conditions sets it apart.

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UK-based SCH handled about 150 calls around the UK this summer




SCH (Southampton Cargo HandlingWarehousing) director Lee Davis commented: “This summer’s operations have again demonstrated our role as the UK’s most extensive provider of cruiseship services, with the SCH parent group also responsible for valet parking tens of thousands of passenger cars.”

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Update from the Cruise Europe chairman on the Blue Port project



At the Cruise Europe (CE) AGM in St Petersburg in April 2018, the chairman Captain Michael McCarthy outlined how it would be in the interests of CE as an organisation to retain an ‘Observer and Contributor Status’ to the Atlantic Blue Ports EU project.

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Flam extended season shows results



Flåm, southwestern Norway - AurlandsfjordAs the cruise season closed in Flam, figures were released showing that 257,988 passengers visited on 153 calls, 7,027 more than in 2017. Jon Olav Stedje, manager port operations Port of Flam, commented on the record-breaking season: “The main reason for this is the extension of the season”.

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IJmuiden benefits from its position: 500m sailing from the open sea and just 45 minutes by coach into Amsterdam



IJmuiden is quietly going about its business and the results are plain to see. This year 34 calls brought the total since 2012 to 400. First timers are much in evidence. Costa is turning around for the first time next year (Costa Pacifica). Norwegian Cruise Line is calling for the first time with four calls from Norwegian Spirit.

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