Over the past few days, Hamburg has celebrated in style. At the weekend seven cruise ships transformed the River Elbe into a big stage at the Hamburg Port Anniversary festival.


MSC Fantasia will undertake 21 cruises from Kiel this season and shares with AIDAvita the title of most frequent visitor to the Kiel Fjord in 2017.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is increasing its role as a prime port for alongside cruise ship repairs.

With an estimated number of more than one million cruise guests expected in 2017, Denmark is looking at its best ever season for cruise tourism.

Offering his views on the challenges for Europe’s cruise industry, CLIA Europe chair Kerry Anastassiadis shared observations with Cruise Europe delegates on a range of subjects covering environmental stewardship, safety and security, a shrinking map and the arrival of Chinese tourists.


MBNA Thames Clippers is adding two new 170 passenger capacity fast ferry passenger boats this summer to its growing river transport network operating across London.

Stockholm is growing in popularity as a cruise destination. This year the region will be visited by 270 cruise ships carrying a record number of 650,000 passengers.

Lerwick Harbour’s new £16.5m multi-purpose jetty at Holmsgarth North, completed in late 2016, is set to be used by a cruise ship for the first time on June 12 when Viking Star berths.

Norwegian Cruise Line is introducing Premium All Inclusive to the UK market across 14 ships sailing worldwide. The new offer is available on bookings from April 6, 2017.


Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ Astoria arrived in Rouen on Wednesday to commence a record season of 27 cruise calls.

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