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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.

New cruise terminal at the Port of Tarragona inaugurated

Tarragona, Spain (Ports Europe) June 12, 2024 – The Catalan Port of Tarragona has inaugurated its new cruise terminal. The terminal was commissioned by...

Cruise ports need to adopt new Entry-Exit System (EES)

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) June 6, 2024 – In October 2024, cruise ports will have to adopt a new Entry-Exit System (EES), said Cruise Europe. The...

Port of Venice modifies cruise and container terminal tenders

Venice, Italy (Ports Europe) May 17, 2024 – The Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea has corrected tender specifications and annexes to the...

Venice Blue Flag agreement renewed

Venice, Italy (Ports Europe) May 17, 2024 – The Venice Blue Flag agreement has been renewed, a voluntary agreement aimed at reducing emissions from...

Record day for cruises in Messina, Italy

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – Today was a record day for cruise ships in Messina with four vessels docking at the Sicilian port....

Second attempt to lease Sochi port, Russia

Sochi, Russia (Ports Europe) May 13, 2024 – The entire port infrastructure of Russia’s Black Sea cruise and yacht Port of Sochi will be made again...

Spain’s Port of Marin plans €15 million cruise investment

Marín, Spain (Ports Europe) May 13, 2024 – The Galician Port of Marin is planning a €15 million investment to develop the local cruise ship industry....

Port of Lisbon welcomes new luxury cruise ship, Queen Anne

Lisbon, Portugal (Ports Europe) May 10, 2024 – On Tuesday, the Port of Lisbon welcomed the new cruise ship Queen Anne on its first voyage. Lisbon is the...

Turkey: Cruise ship & passenger numbers – April 2024

Ankara, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 10, 2024 – The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has published cruise ship and passenger numbers for April 2024....

Palma asks to renew limitation on cruise ship numbers

Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain (Ports Europe) May 9, 2024 – The Socialist Party of the Balearic Islands (PSIB) has requested to renew the agreement to...

Genoa will soon have a new berth for latest generation of ships

Genoa, Italy (Ports Europe) May 7, 2024 – Genoa’s Ponte dei Mille Levante will soon be able to welcome the latest generation of ships due to the...

Turkey: Cruise numbers – March & Q1 2024

Ankara, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 2, 2024 – The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has published cruise ship and passenger numbers for March and Q1...

Global Ports Holding increases cruise passengers in 6 mths to Dec 23

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) April 30, 2024 – Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, has issued...

Port of Lisbon welcomes mega-yacht “Emerald Azzurra”

Lisbon, Portugal (Ports Europe) April 20, 2024 – The Emerald Azzurra cruise ship made its maiden voyage today and visited the Port of Lisbon, the first...

Valenciaport forecasts 280 cruise ship visits in 2024

Miami, United States (Ports Europe) April 15, 2024 – ValenciaPort is forecasting the arrival of 280 cruise shipsValenciaport cruise in 2024, compared to...

Port of Antwerp-Bruges to receive EU grant for cold ironing

Antwerp, Belgium (Ports Europe) April 11, 2024 – The Port of Antwerp-Bruges will receive a European grant of €3.2 million for an OPS (onshore power...

Puertos del Estado attends Seatrade Cruise Global

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) April 10, 2024 – The state agency Puertos del Estado (PdE) is attending Seatrade Cruise Global, the largest cruise fair in...

Port of Messina opens cruise ship season

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) April 10, 2024 – The Port of Messina has officially opened its cruise ship season, with considerable business...

Barcelona seeks more sustainable, newer & smaller cruise ships

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 10, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona seeks more sustainable, newer & smaller cruise ships. This is how it sees the...

HAROPA prepares for a record cruise season

Paris, (Ports Europe) April 9, 2024 – HAROPA PORT and its partners – GIP Le Havre Croisières, Honfleur Tourist Office and Rouen Tourist Office...

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