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MSC Cruises to return to service in August

MSC Cruises to return to service in August
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 10 August 2020

MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica will offer seven-night cruises to five different destinations

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to use Havana as new turnaround port

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to use Havana as new turnaround port
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
By Alex Smith | 10 August 2020

The cruise line is relaunching its Caribbean itineraries for next year

Viking Star to sail world cruise in 2021-2022

Viking Star to sail world cruise in 2021-2022
Viking
By Alex Smith | 27 July 2020

136-day itinerary will visit 27 countries and 56 ports, including overnights in 11 cities

Baleària submits tender for new terminal at the Port of Valencia

Baleària submits tender for new terminal at the Port of Valencia
Baleària
By Alex Smith | 07 July 2020

The offer will see the shipping company construct and operate the new facility

The Port of Flåm to build onshore power supply for cruise ships

The Port of Flåm to build onshore power supply for cruise ships
The Port of Flåm
By Alex Smith | 30 June 2020

Norwegian port has been granted NOK 27 million for the project by ENOVA

Viking Line to launch cruise service from Helsinki to Mariehamn

Viking Line to launch cruise service from Helsinki to Mariehamn
Viking Line
By Alex Smith | 25 June 2020

Gabriella will sail three times a week from the capital of Finland to the Åland Islands

Hurtigruten to sail four new itineraries from Dover

Hurtigruten to sail four new itineraries from Dover
Hurtigruten
By Alex Smith | 18 June 2020

The year-round programme of expedition cruises will begin in March 2021

New pier construction continues at Antigua Cruise Port

New pier construction continues at Antigua Cruise Port
Antigua Cruise Port
By Alex Smith | 11 June 2020

Project remains largely on schedule despite delays caused by Covid-19

SeaDream Yacht Club to begin sailing to Norway in June

SeaDream Yacht Club to begin sailing to Norway in June
SeaDream Yacht Club
By Alex Smith | 01 June 2020

Nine new voyages have been unveiled following pause in operations

Why the island of Jersey is an ideal cruise destination

Why the island of Jersey is an ideal cruise destination
By Maria Le Tiec | 01 June 2020

Despite being a tiny island, Jersey has an abundance of attractions and activities that make it an ideal day call for cruise lines

The tiny island has an abundance of attractions that make it a perfect day call for cruise lines

Portsmouth International Port invests in temperature scanner

Portsmouth International Port invests in temperature scanner
Portsmouth International Port
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 May 2020

Equipment will allow cruise and ferry operators to screen guests before they board ships to prevent the spread of infection

How Seabourn is discovering new possibilities

How Seabourn is discovering new possibilities
RAK Ports
By Susan Parker | 21 May 2020

Susan Parker asks Timothy Littley how Seabourn’s move into expedition ships has provided a whole new canvas on which to further explore his passion for seeking out the new in destinations

Seabourn’s Timothy Littley discusses his passion for seeking out the new in destinations

France completes first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation

France completes first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation
Port of Marseille Fos
By Alex Smith | 19 May 2020

Port of Marseille Fos, Shell and Carnival Corporation refuel Costa Smeralda

Cruise Baltic highlights sustainability success in new report

Cruise Baltic highlights sustainability success in new report
Visit Finland/Julia Kivelā
By Alex Smith | 15 May 2020

Association shares results of initiatives by 29 cruise destinations to make cruising more sustainable

How Valleta Cruise Port is investing in improvement

How Valleta Cruise Port is investing in improvement
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 May 2020

Infrastructure upgrades, wider quays and new shoreside power facilities are set to make Valletta Cruise Port an even more attractive cruise port

Infrastructure upgrades and new facilities are set to make the port an even more attractive prospect

CroisiEurope offers accommodation for healthcare workers

CroisiEurope offers accommodation for healthcare workers
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2020

Cruise line teams up with Cruise Bordeaux to house doctors and nurses on ship during Covid-19 pandemic

Port of New Orleans launches digital learning toolbox

Port of New Orleans launches digital learning toolbox
By Alex Smith | 02 April 2020

Resources are aimed at educating students about the role of the local maritime industry

Bringing cruising to an island of inspiration

Bringing cruising to an island of inspiration
By Jacqui Griffiths | 01 April 2020

As Port Royal welcomes its first cruise guests, William Tatham tells Jacqui Griffiths how rich ecology and heritage make Jamaica an island of unique ports of call

As Port Royal welcomes its first cruise guests, William Tatham explains what makes Jamaica unique

Quebec Tourism Industry issues update on impact of Covid-19

Quebec Tourism Industry issues update on impact of Covid-19
By Alex Smith | 23 March 2020

Tourist bodies advise industry to collaborate to help industry bounce back

Floating battery service launched in Amsterdam

Floating battery service launched in Amsterdam
By Alex Smith | 09 March 2020

The battery will help meet demand during the peak season for river cruise calls to the city

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