Ports and destinations news, features and events

First port of call: profitable deployments

First port of call: profitable deployments
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, January 18, 2019

Holland America Line’s Simon Douwes discusses the importance of balancing port visits with time at sea

Holland America Line’s Simon Douwes discusses the importance of balancing port visits with time at sea

MSC Cruises reveals new details about Ocean Cay

MSC Cruises reveals new details about Ocean Cay
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, January 18, 2019

The marine reserve will feature bars, lagoons, separate beach areas and shops

Cruise passenger numbers soar by 15% in Grenada

Cruise passenger numbers soar by 15% in Grenada
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Growth has been attributed to the fact that larger cruise ships are visiting the Caribbean tri-island state

Norwegian highlights and the country’s booming cruise business

Norwegian highlights and the country’s booming cruise business
By Jon Ingleton | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Norway’s ports headed to London in 2018 to meet with cruise line executives. Jon Ingleton joined them to hear how the cruise product is evolving

John Ingleton hears from Norway’s ports and how the cruise product is evolving

Quark Expeditions launches six new itineraries for 2020

Quark Expeditions launches six new itineraries for 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Voyages will include popular Arctic and Sub Arctic islands and remote regions such as the Russian Arctic

Portland Port set to smash cruise records in 2019

Portland Port set to smash cruise records in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

UK port will host more than 60,000 passengers and 44 ships, including 11 newcomers

Bordeaux offers cruise guests a compelling holiday combination

Bordeaux offers cruise guests a compelling holiday combination
By Jacqui Griffiths | Monday, January 14, 2019

The world’s wine capital is attracting a growing number of maritime and river cruises

The world’s wine capital is attracting a growing number of maritime and river cruises

Work begins on London’s Royal Wharf Pier designed by Nex—

Work begins on London’s Royal Wharf Pier designed by Nex—
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, January 11, 2019

New riverboat terminal is part of Royal Wharf regeneration project in London’s Royal Docks

Canaveral Port Authority chooses cruise terminal contractor

Canaveral Port Authority chooses cruise terminal contractor
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ivey’s Construction wins US$108.5 million contract for the facility and a parking garage

The major growth of tourism in Cork

The major growth of tourism in Cork
By Lindsay James | Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Port of Cork is well poised for growth after a very exciting 2018 in terms of cruise ships and passengers. The confirmed bookings for 2019 mean that the year to come will be even better

Port of Cork is poised for growth after a successful 2018 and more bookings for 2019

How Cruise Baltic helps operators create great cruise experiences

How Cruise Baltic helps operators create great cruise experiences
By Jacqui Griffiths | Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Cruise Baltic’s new website provides all the information and resources needed for planning and promoting itineraries

Cruise associations provides information and resources for planning and promoting itineraries

Victoria, British Columbia: A captivating destination

Victoria, British Columbia: A captivating destination
By Jacqui Griffiths | Monday, January 7, 2019

A wealth of attractions, coupled with a commitment to providing a seamless, environmentally friendly experience for cruise passengers, is attracting record numbers

Environmental sustainability and multiple activities are attracting record numbers of cruise passengers 

Micky Arison resumes role as FCCA chairman

Micky Arison resumes role as FCCA chairman
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 4, 2019

Arison previously led the cruise association for a total of 12 years and will oversee all operations until 2021

Setting cruise records in Denmark through cooperation

Setting cruise records in Denmark through cooperation
By Jacqui Griffiths | Friday, December 28, 2018

Cooperation between ports, destinations and other organisations is paying off as record numbers of cruise guests head to Denmark

2018 marked its longest cruise season yet, with zero cruise calls in only three months of the year  

Port of Galveston: Building for the future

Port of Galveston: Building for the future
By Guest | Monday, December 24, 2018

Charlie Game hears from Rodger Rees about his first seven months as director at Port of Galveston, and how the port is planning for the future

Rodger Rees discusses his role as director at Port of Galveston and the port’s future plans

Oasis of the Seas to make New York debut in 2020-2021

Oasis of the Seas to make New York debut in 2020-2021
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 24, 2018

Royal Caribbean International’s fleet will travel to Canada, the UK and more

Portland Port’s Queens Pier improvement project to go ahead

Portland Port’s Queens Pier improvement project to go ahead
By Lindsay James | Friday, December 21, 2018

Plans include the deepening of the seabed and construction of a new mooring dolphin

Tarragona places itself on the Mediterranean cruise map

Tarragona places itself on the Mediterranean cruise map
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Tarragona has already exceeded this year’s targets for attracting cruises and passenger numbers, and the port is looking forward to sustained growth in the future

Having exceeded this year’s passenger targets, the port is aiming for sustained future growth

Annual growth forecasted for Newfoundland and Labrador ports

Annual growth forecasted for Newfoundland and Labrador ports
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Following a solid 2018, projections indicate a record-breaking 2019 season

Norway’s Port of OldenLoen: Gateway to the glaciers

Norway’s Port of OldenLoen: Gateway to the glaciers
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Frequently included in Norwegian Fjords itineraries, OldenLoen supplies an impressive spectrum of offerings to cruise visitors. Rebecca Gibson hears from Sølve Oldeide, operating manager at Port of OldenLoen

Sølve Oldeide discusses OldenLoen’s impressive spectrum of offerings to cruise visitors