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Author: Rebecca Gibson/Wednesday, January 18, 2017/Categories: News, Ports and destinations
The Port of Tyne in North East England is set for another record year in 2017, having already secured more than 50 cruise calls.
Following its all-time high of 44 cruise ship visits in 2016, the port will handle around 19 transit cruises and more than 30 turnarounds.
Return visitors for 2017 include Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines with 14 calls, Cruise & Maritime Voyages with eight calls, AIDA cruises, Holland America Line and Disney Cruises with Disney Magic.
New operators visiting the Port of Tyne include Norwegian Cruise Line with Norwegian Jade and TUI Cruises with its Mein Schiff ships. Port of Tyne will serve as the only UK departure port for Thomson Cruises, which has scheduled 12 voyages from the port.
Cruises from the Port of Tyne will take passengers to Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, the Baltics and more.
“We make cruising direct from the Port of Tyne an easy, hassle-free and happy experience – so passengers can expect to enjoy their holiday from the moment they arrive at the International Passenger Terminal in North Shields,” said Nolan Gray, Port of Tyne’s business development director. “With more choice of destinations than ever before, people are saving time and money by choosing to cruise from the Tyne. And our passengers arriving in Port can explore North East England’s world-class visitor attractions all within an hour transit time from the terminal.”
The Port of Tyne’s cruise and ferry business adds around £60 million to the local economy and supports an estimated 1,700 tourism-related jobs.
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