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‘Iconic’ Greenock Cruise Visitor Centre Plans Approved

Plans were approved on April 3 for a new dedicated cruise berth, visitor centre, restaurant and gallery at Greenock Ocean Terminal. As part of the outline business case, it is estimated that over 150,000 passengers could pass through Greenock Ocean Terminal delivering £26m (€29.53m) in annual visitor and crew spend to the Scottish economy.

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2018 figures show Aberdeen Harbour on the rise




The Silver Cloud Expedition at Aberdeen, ScotlandAberdeen Harbour has announced increased activity levels in 2018 across vessel and cargo tonnage, arrivals and passengers. The growing port saw a 5% rise in vessel tonnage compared to 2017, whilst cargo tonnage and offshore supply vessel tonnage increased by 3% and 6% respectively.

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Scotland: Aberdeen harbour expansion is ‘a game changer’ for cruise ship visitors



A £350 million harbour expansion is under way at the Bay of Nigg, which will begin to welcome cruise ships when it opens in 2020. Yvonne Cook, head of tourism development at Visit Aberdeenshire, described the new Aberdeen South Harbour as a “game changer” for the cruise market in the north-east. (eveningexpress.co.uk)

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New Management Team For Cruise Scotland In Record Year

The organisation successfully marketing Scottish ports to the international cruise industry has a new management team in what is proving another record-breaking season. The appointments follow Cruise Scotland’s agm and come ahead of participation at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon later this month.

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More Cruise Vessels Targeted By Scotland’s Ports. Record years reach passenger milestone




Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Boudicca. In this image sailing around the Isle of Mull, Scotland (Courtesy Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines)Scottish ports are looking to build on record years for cruise traffic by again targeting operators at the international industry’s biggest annual event this week. Marketing organisation, Cruise Scotland, which represents ports around the country, is exhibiting at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (6-8 March), where members are promoting facilities and attractions before future vessel itineraries are decided by cruise lines.

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Surge in cruise visitors for Cromarty Firth, Scotland




Highland businesses have had a major boost in tourism after Scotland’s busiest cruise port recorded an increase of more than 53,000 passengers to the north. The Port of Cromarty Firth welcomed 151,078 cruise travellers on 93 ships to Invergordon and the Highlands since the season began in April. (pressandjournal.co.uk)

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