Ports and destinations news, features and events

Port NOLA is riding the wave of success

Port NOLA is riding the wave of success
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 17, 2019

Cruise passenger numbers are continuing to rise as Port of New Orleans strengthens its position as a unique US homeport and destination city

Cruise numbers are rising as US port strengthens its position as a homeport and destination city

Global Ports Holdings is bigger and better than ever

Global Ports Holdings is bigger and better than ever
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, May 17, 2019

The company continues to expand and enhance its network of ports, and CEO Emre Sayın says there’s plenty more to look forward to

CEO Emre Sayın tells ICFR how GPH is expanding and enhancing its network of ports

Posidonia 2019 to explore shipping future in East Med and Black Sea

Posidonia 2019 to explore shipping future in East Med and Black Sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Two-day event will highlight the positive developments impacting sea tourism in the region

Bounding into a new cruise era in Cyprus

Bounding into a new cruise era in Cyprus
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lazaros Charalambous explains to Rebecca Gibson how DP World Limassol’s new cruise terminal is helping to drive the sustainable growth of cruising in Cyprus

Lazaros Charalambous explains how DP World Limassol’s new cruise terminal is driving growth

Port of Kiel installs emission-free shore power supply

Port of Kiel installs emission-free shore power supply
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 10, 2019

Facility will power Color Line’s cruise ferries which sail daily between the German city and Oslo, Norway

Saint Lucia aims to enhance cruise tourism offering

Saint Lucia aims to enhance cruise tourism offering
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Tourism partners join forces with Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association to train service providers

Port Everglades is embracing the wild side

Port Everglades is embracing the wild side
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Inspired by Florida’s natural beauty, the port has commissioned various artists to improve wayfinding and create an inviting atmosphere for visiting cruise guests

Florida port has commissioned artists to create an inviting atmosphere for cruise guests

Wismar celebrates first cruise turnaround call

Wismar celebrates first cruise turnaround call
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Transocean Cruises’ Astor arrived at the Columbus Cruise Center Wismar on 5 May 2019

Cruise Baltic commits to a more sustainable future for shipping

Cruise Baltic commits to a more sustainable future for shipping
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 9, 2019

 All 29 of the association’s member ports signed the pollution reduction manifesto

Royal Caribbean opens Perfect Day at CocoCay

Royal Caribbean opens Perfect Day at CocoCay
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

New US$250 million private island offers waterparks, beaches, dining venues and much more

Risposte Turismo to release research at Adriatic Sea Forum

Risposte Turismo to release research at Adriatic Sea Forum
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Report analyses the region's trends in sea tourism and how visitors use ocean transport

Cruising still on the rise in Australia, says CLIA Australasia

Cruising still on the rise in Australia, says CLIA Australasia
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 6, 2019

Growth recorded, despite capacity constraints caused by shortage of berths in Sydney

Crown Princess arrives in UK for summer season

Crown Princess arrives in UK for summer season
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 6, 2019

Vessel will be the first in the UK to offer Carnival Corporation's Ocean Medallion technology this July

Why 2019 will be a turning point for Haifa Port

Why 2019 will be a turning point for Haifa Port
By Lindsay James | Monday, May 6, 2019

The port, known as the Israeli cruise gateway, is forecasting a record year, with over 240,000 international and Israeli passengers expected to pass through the terminal. Zohar Rom tells us more

Zohar Rom tells us more about the Israeli cruise gateway’s forecasted record year

Adriatic Sea Forum 2019

Adriatic Sea Forum 2019
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 3, 2019

30-31 May 2019; Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

Maritime tourism event invites over 200 industry experts including travel agents, shipyards and ports

Port of Helsinki opens new cruise berth with help of MSC Cruises

Port of Helsinki opens new cruise berth with help of MSC Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Facility will be used by over 90% of all cruise ships visiting Finland's capital city 

Ports of Stockholm to host record cruise numbers in 2019

Ports of Stockholm to host record cruise numbers in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Highlights of the season will include 12 maiden calls from multiple cruise brands

A look at MedCruise's sustainable growth strategies

A look at MedCruise's sustainable growth strategies
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MedCruise is teaming up with key associations to help drive the sustainable growth of the cruise industry in the Mediterranean. Theodora Riga speaks with Rebecca Gibson

Theodora Riga on why the association is working with key organisations to boost the Med cruise sector

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova calls in Barcelona for the first time

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova calls in Barcelona for the first time
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A plaque exchange took place to celebrate the arrival of the first cruise ship to use LNG at sea and in port

MSC Cruises inaugurates newly branded terminal in Kiel

MSC Cruises inaugurates newly branded terminal in Kiel
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Opening ceremony took place as MSC Meraviglia made her maiden call to the German port