Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ Astoria will be the first vessel to use Visby’s new cruise facility on the island of Gotland, Sweden, when the ship calls on April 16.

The Isle of Man's Tynwald Parliament has approved plans to spend around £80m to develop the island’s key ports including support for the £11m development of a 240mtr long deep water berth allowing cruise ships to dock at Victoria Pier, Douglas.

The number of cruise lines adding Port of Roenne to their list of destinations in 2018 is up an estimated 45% Y-o-Y and the Danish port is expecting more cruise traffic going forward with the completion in June 2019 of a quay extension allowing ships up to 350mtr in length to berth alongside.

Agencias Universales SA (Agunsa) put forward a plan for a pier prioritized for cruise ships at Chile's Port of Valparaíso, where calls have dropped due to berthing conflicts with the cargo business.

Cruise Broome chairman Shayne Murray expects a A$7m dredging project at Port of Broome in Western Australia to be completed before next year’s annual conference of the Australian Cruise Association.

To grow cruising in the Mediterranean requires patience by the ports and destinations currently off the map due to geopolitical issues, Carnival Corp. & plc's Giora Israel told delegates at the 51st MedCruise general assembly, held this week in Toulon.

Peter Collins’ reference group appointed by New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey to tackle Sydney’s cruise ship berthing crisis has recommended the Royal Australian Navy share a revamped Garden Island with cruise ship operators.

Work is full tilt at Carnival Corp. & plc's Grand Turk Cruise Center to restore the destination to receive ships in November.

The first cruise ship, Saga Sapphire, has called at Port of Québec's Quai Paquet, a short ferry ride across St. Lawrence River at the Ville de Lévis.

Denmark's Port of Kalundborg is making a significant investment in expanded port infrastructure to attract homeporting for large cruise ships as well as partnering with two experienced service providers to target more business.

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