Ports & Destinations news

The world’s ocean, expedition and river cruise lines must evolve constantly to ensure they can meet the demands and expectations of their guests, ports and destinations and regulatory bodies. From ordering new cruise ships, to refitting and upgrading existing vessels, and creating new onboard and onshore experiences, the cruise lines always have news to share.

Cruise Baltic members hosted 257 per cent more cruise guests in 2022

Cruise Baltic members hosted 257 per cent more cruise guests in 2022

Per Pixel Petersson

By Alice Chambers | 02 February 2023

Northern European region welcomed 3.5 million guests and 2,415 calls at 32 ports

Port Tampa Bay’s new application helps cruise guests to explore the city

Port Tampa Bay’s new application helps cruise guests to explore the city

Port Tampa Bay

By Alice Chambers | 02 February 2023

Passengers can create personalised routes to visit historical sites, restaurants, shops and more 

MedCruise participates in EU BlueMissionMed Project

MedCruise participates in EU BlueMissionMed Project

MedCruise

By Alex Smith | 30 January 2023

Initiative aims to make Mediterranean Sea more healthy, productive, resilient and valued

Destination Plymouth and Brittany Ferries to promote sustainable travel

Destination Plymouth and Brittany Ferries to promote sustainable travel

Destination Plymouth

By Alice Chambers | 26 January 2023

Partnership will encourage more people to take the ferry between Plymouth and Normandy, France

New harbour at Port of Aberdeen to boost Scottish cruise sector

New harbour at Port of Aberdeen to boost Scottish cruise sector

Port of Aberdeen

By Amber Hickman | 25 January 2023

The £400 million facility will allow the port to accommodate larger and a greater number of ships

AD Ports Group opens Aqaba’s first cruise terminal

AD Ports Group opens Aqaba’s first cruise terminal

AD Ports Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 24 January 2023

Facility will welcome international ships and become the regional hub for cruising in the Red Sea

Taranto Cruise Port welcomed over one million passengers in 2022

Taranto Cruise Port welcomed over one million passengers in 2022

Taranto Cruise Port

By Alice Chambers | 23 January 2023

Italian port reports 35 per cent growth in passengers from 2021 and expects at least 40 cruise calls in 2023

Hong Kong welcomes first international cruise ship in three years

Hong Kong welcomes first international cruise ship in three years

Hong Kong Tourism Board

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2023

Guests onboard Silversea's Silver Spirit were the first to try new excursions in the city

Port Saint John to receive 86 calls in 35th cruise season

Port Saint John to receive 86 calls in 35th cruise season

Port Saint John

By Alex Smith | 20 January 2023

The Canadian port city will welcome 200,000 passengers between May and November 2023

Port of A Coruña broke cruise traffic record in 2022

Port of A Coruña broke cruise traffic record in 2022

Port of A Coruña

By Amber Hickman | 18 January 2023

Spanish port beats 2017 record after welcoming almost 223,000 passengers during 136 calls

Nine Baltic ports apply for EU grant to develop shore power

Nine Baltic ports apply for EU grant to develop shore power

Ports of Stockholm

By Amber Hickman | 18 January 2023

The money would fund pilot studies to develop infrastructure for passenger ships and other vessels

Galveston Wharves plans for renovations in 2023

Galveston Wharves plans for renovations in 2023

Galveston Wharves

By Alex Smith | 17 January 2023

Port will update Cruise Terminal 25 to accommodate record-breaking passenger numbers

Nidec ASI wins contract for Port of Sète electrification project

Nidec ASI wins contract for Port of Sète electrification project

Port of Sete

By Alex Smith | 13 January 2023

Shore-to-ship power will be available to ships moored at the port by November 2023

First cruise ship arrives at Dammam in Saudi Arabia

First cruise ship arrives at Dammam in Saudi Arabia

Cruise Saudi

By Alex Smith | 13 January 2023

MSC Europa welcomed after efforts of Saudi Red Sea Authority, Cruise Saudi and Saudi Ports Authority

Port of Southampton receives 489 cruise calls in 2022

Port of Southampton receives 489 cruise calls in 2022

Associated British Ports

By Alex Smith | 09 January 2023

Eight cruise ships made their first visit to the UK port throughout the year

Gibraltar receives record number of inaugural cruise calls

Gibraltar receives record number of inaugural cruise calls
By Alex Smith | 06 January 2023

Port hosted 20 new visits during 2022, beating the previous best of 19

Costa Deliziosa to depart for 128-day world trip

Costa Deliziosa to depart for 128-day world trip

Costa Cruises

By Alice Chambers | 05 January 2023

The vessel will take almost 2,000 guests to visit 52 destinations, beginning from Italy

European river cruising exceeds expectations for 2022, finds Seatrade

European river cruising exceeds expectations for 2022, finds Seatrade
By Alice Chambers | 05 January 2023

Report shows 87 per cent of cruise businesses to have been above or in line with goals for the year

Port of Galveston hosted one million cruise passengers in 2022

Port of Galveston hosted one million cruise passengers in 2022

Royal Caribbean International

By Amber Hickman | 04 January 2023

Texan port achieved pre-pandemic levels of cruise traffic and opened new Royal Caribbean terminal

Port of Gothenburg receives record cruise visits in 2022

Port of Gothenburg receives record cruise visits in 2022

Port of Gothenburg

By Alex Smith | 03 January 2023

A total of 81 ships called at the Swedish port, seven more than the previous high

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