Three Turkish cruise ports operated by Global Ports Holding (GPH) - Ege Port-Kusadasi, Antalya Cruise Port and Bodrum Cruise Port - recorded increased levels of activity in the five weeks from end March to end April, compared to a year ago.

The new cruise passenger terminal at DP World Limassol has been inaugurated by Cyprus President, His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades; Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mrs Vassiliki Anastassiadou; the Mayor of Limassol, Nicos Nicolaides and DP World Group chairman and ceo, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) revealed that British Isles, Norway, the Baltic and sunshine favourites the Canary Islands and Madeira, Caribbean and Mexico are the most popular cruise destinations for its guests in 2018 based on bookings sailing from 11 ex-UK departure ports.

Carnival Corp & plc's new Terminal E on the Adossat Pier in the Port of Barcelona is set for formal dedication on May 5, when senior corporate executives are expected to officiate, headed by ceo Arnold Donald.

Transcoma Cruises, part of Transcoma Shipping agency, active across all ports in mainland Spain as well as in the Canaries, the Balearics, and Gibraltar, has had a busy start to the 2018 Mediterranean cruise season handling arrivals by Holland America Line's Prinsendam, Koningsdam and Oosterdam, Princess Cruises' Pacific (en route to Fort Lauderdale) and Crown Princess(cruising in the Med until November) as well as P&O Cruises' Azura.

 

Marella Explorer, the latest addition to the Marella Cruises fleet, is now on the blocks in Cadiz, Spain undergoing refurbishment as the transition process of TUI Cruises' former Mein Schiff 1 begins.

Global Ports Holding PLC, the world’s largest cruise port operator, announced the appointment of Martin Brown as investor relations director. He will be based in the UK and will report directly to ceo, Emre Sayın.

Pullmantur Cruceros and Iberia have reached an agreement which sees the airline offering more than 90,000 seats on flights between April 23 and October 29 to ports of embarkation outside Spain.

Two ports operated by Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest cruise port operator, welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, on her maiden voyage. 

MSC Cruises is the first cruise line to receive the 8 Golden Pearls notation from international classification society Bureau Veritas for sustainable and environmental stewardship and covering quality, health, safety and environmental (QHSE) management on board MSC Meraviglia.

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