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Cruises

All aspects of port business associated with the cruise ship industry. This includes announcements of home porting, contracts to build and operate cruise terminals and traffic figures for cruise ship and passenger per port/country. Leading cruise terminal operators include Global Ports Holding. Cruise ship operators in the Mediterranean include MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises and Carnival Cruises.

Port of Venice will not extend VTP concession

Venice, Italy (Ports Europe) February 27, 2024 – The Port of Venice has said it will not extend the concession of Venezia Terminal Passeggeri (VTP) which...

Port of Chioggia will open the cruise season February 26

Chioggia, Italy (Ports Europe) February 19, 2024 – The port of Chioggia will officially open the cruise season on February 26, with the arrival of Viking...

Porto Cruise Terminal reports record year in 2023

Leixões, Portugal (Ports Europe) February 16, 2024 – Porto Cruise Terminal has reported a record year in 2023 with 116 cruise calls carrying 148,889...

Port of Venice has high hopes for new cruise season

Venice, Italy (Ports Europe) February 15, 2024 – The Port of Venice has high hopes and expectations for the new cruise season which will officially open...

Turkey sees large increase in cruise tourism is 2023

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) February 14, 2024 – Last year, 1,192 cruise ships visited 19 ports, up +20% on the previous 12 months. The number of...

European-bound cruise ships avoid Red Sea

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) February 13, 2024 – The cruise ship season is ending in parts of the Southern Hemisphere, and Europe-bound cruise...

Norwegian Cruise Line ends visits to Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy (Ports Europe) February 9, 2024 – Norwegian Cruise Line will end visits to Venice, Italy, from 2024. The company said that it was not happy...

Cruise season starts in Port of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece (Ports Europe) February 6, 2024 – Last Saturday, the cruise season started in Port of Thessaloniki with the arrival of...

Port of Funchal sees rise in passenger numbers in 2023

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (Ports Europe) January 31, 2024 – The Port of Funchal, in 2023, registered a movement of 1,031,704 passengers on cruise ships...

Eurostat: Top 10 passenger ports in the EU

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 29, 2024 – The Eurostat organisation has published a report – Key figures on European transport – 2023....

Port of Taranto cruise season starts April 17

Taranto, Italy (Ports Europe) January 26, 2024 – The 2024 cruise season in the port of Taranto will run from April 17 to October 9. A total of 45 calls...

Exceptional year for Valletta Cruise Port

Valletta Cruise Port looks forward to an excellent 2024 – January 25, 2024 Valletta Cruise Port has announced an exceptional 2023, recording close to...

Barcelona port to seek agreement on water usage by cruise ships

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 24, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona is seeking agreement with the different cruise companies so that after the...

First cruise service visiting all Caspian states

Astrakhan, Russia (PortSEurope) January 21, 2024 – Moscow has decided to replace services affected by Western sanctions opportunities for Russian...

Cruises also affected by the Red Sea crisis

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) January 19, 2024 – Since October, Houthi rebels have been attacking cargo ships in the Red Sea, vessels the rebels...

Malta’s cruise business – more ships, more passengers in 2023

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) January 19, 2024 – In 2023, Malta welcomed a total of 814,603 cruise ship passengers on 309 cruise ship calls. This...

AD Ports signs agreement with the Red Sea Port Authority

Cairo, Egypt (Ports Europe) January 9, 2024 – AD Ports Group has signed a 15-year concession agreement with the Red Sea Port Authority (RSPA) to operate...

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