Ports and destinations news, features and events

Carnival adds five more Cuba sailings for 2018

Carnival adds five more Cuba sailings for 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 18, 2017

All five voyages include a day call and overnight in Havana, Cuba's capital city

Diverse delights

Diverse delights
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sean Dudley speaks to Ports of Jersey’s Myra Shacklady to find out what makes the island so enticing for cruise passengers

Myra Shacklady explains what makes the island enticing for cruise passengers 

Montreal Port Authority opens shore power facility at new cruise terminal

Montreal Port Authority opens shore power facility at new cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, August 14, 2017

Shore power is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the port by 2,800 tonnes per year

Discovering Dominica

Discovering Dominica
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, August 14, 2017

Benoit Bardouille predicts Dominica’s cruise numbers will continue to rise as the island’s tourism authority diversifies its shore excursion programme and collaborates more closely with cruise lines

Benoit Bardouille predicts Dominica’s cruise numbers will continue to rise 


Four cruise ships to make simultaneous calls in Kiel

Four cruise ships to make simultaneous calls in Kiel
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 11, 2017

AIDA Cruises, Holland America and MSC Cruises will bring 23,000 passengers to the German port

What makes a destinations stand out?

What makes a destinations stand out?
By Sean Dudley | Friday, August 11, 2017

With such a range of cruise options available to today’s passengers, how do destinations showcase their offerings and ensure they stand out from the crowd? Sean Dudley hears from representatives of ports and tourist boards to find out

Ports and tourist boards share their secrets to attracting cruise passengers

SuperStar Libra to sail from three homeports in Southeast Asia

SuperStar Libra to sail from three homeports in Southeast Asia
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, August 8, 2017

From September, guests can embark in Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Phuket, Thailand

Creating memorable experiences

Creating memorable experiences
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, August 7, 2017

Claus Bødker, director of Cruise Baltic, outlines how local cruise networks improve guest satisfaction levels at ports and destinations

Claus Bødker outlines how local cruise networks improve guest satisfaction levels

TUI Discovery to homeport at the Port of Tyne in May 2018

TUI Discovery to homeport at the Port of Tyne in May 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 4, 2017

Next year marks the first time that the Thomson Cruises ship has been based in the UK

Costa to retire Costa neoClassica and reposition Costa Victoria

Costa to retire Costa neoClassica and reposition Costa Victoria
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, August 3, 2017

Costa Victoria will sail week-long cruises in the Mediterranean from March 2018  

MedCruise named a member of the European Ports Forum

MedCruise named a member of the European Ports Forum
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, July 31, 2017

Association to ensure that cruise ports' interests are considered in European port-related initiatives

Bringing coal-face experience

Bringing coal-face experience
By Guest | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sandra Speares catches up with Eamonn O’Reilly to hear about Dublin Port Company’s achievements and his new role as chair of the European Sea Ports Organisation

Sandra Speares speaks to Eamonn O’Reilly about Dublin Port Company’s achievements 


Cruise numbers reach record levels in Leixões

Cruise numbers reach record levels in Leixões
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Portuguese port hosts 29% more calls and 64% more passengers in the first six months of 2017

Boudicca to return to Portsmouth International Port

Boudicca to return to Portsmouth International Port
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fred. Olsen ship will call in the UK city on 27 July as part of a round-Britain cruise

Silversea to sail first Pacific Coast explorations in 2018

Silversea to sail first Pacific Coast explorations in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, July 21, 2017

Silver Explorer to sail seven new itineraries from Argentina to Canada between February and May

RSSC to visit 66 ports and 30 countries during world cruise in 2020

RSSC to visit 66 ports and 30 countries during world cruise in 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, July 20, 2017

Seven Seas Mariner will sail a 131-night roundtrip from San Francisco in January

Abu Dhabi expects a record-breaking cruise season in 2017-2018

Abu Dhabi expects a record-breaking cruise season in 2017-2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Port to welcome 300,000 people during 148 calls from 18 ships from 15 cruise lines

Top port facilities and plenty to do for visitors to Mahon

Top port facilities and plenty to do for visitors to Mahon
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mediterranean location, rich history and interesting local culture is helping to ensure visitors enjoy their time on Menorca’s shores

 The Mediterranean location is ensuring visitors enjoy their time on Menorca’s shores

Visitor numbers and overnighting vessels on the up in Vancouver

Visitor numbers and overnighting vessels on the up in Vancouver
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Port of Vancouver’s Carmen Ortega explains to Sean Dudley what steps are being taken to ensure every visitor sees everything the Canadian city has to offer

Carmen Ortega explains how they ensure every visitor sees what Vancouver has to offer

Manta Port to build a new cruise passenger terminal

Manta Port to build a new cruise passenger terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New terminal is part of a US$177 million investment in upgrading the port's facilities