Vessels in port
Portsmouth hosts two ships from Noble Caledonia in one day
Two of Noble Caledonia’s luxury cruise ships called at Portsmouth International Port in the UK on 31 August. Sailing into Portsmouth from the Scilly Isles, Hebridean Sky and Serenissima arrived within two hours of each other. The recently refurbished Hebridean Sky (formerly Sea Explorer) docked for a turnaround call, disembarking around 116 passengers in the morning and departing with another set of guests on a private charter cruise to St Peter Port in Guernsey later that evening. Serenissima also made a turnaround visit, departing on an 11-day ‘Splendours of Normandy, Brittany & the Atlantic Edge’ cruise. “It’s always delightful to have these wonderful small vessels in port, so to have two on the same day is quite a treat,” said Rupert Taylor, harbour master at Portsmouth International Port.
Crystal Symphony makes records at Portsmouth International Port
Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony became the largest cruise ship to have ever called in Portsmouth International Port when she visited the UK city on 9 June 2017. Crystal Symphony, which is just under 240 metres long, brought around 800 passengers to Portsmouth at the end of her cruise around the British and Irish coastline. The visit marked the first time that Crystal has chosen Portsmouth International Port either as a port of call or as a turnaround facility. Guests spent their last night of the cruise alongside at Portsmouth International Port, before disembarking on 10 June. “I’m delighted that Crystal has chosen Portsmouth International Port,” said Rupert Taylor, harbour master at Portsmouth International Port. “We have worked hard to gain a reputation as a destination for small and medium-sized luxury liners, and Crystal Symphony is one of the most highly rated cruise ships in the world.
Brittany Ferries signs ten-year deal with Portsmouth International Port
Despite continuing uncertainty with some UK-based business with Brexit looming, leading French ferry operator Brittany Ferries doesn’t seem too concerned, having signed a ten-year deal with Portsmouth International Port (PIP) on May 17 to continue operating services from the south coast UK port, the country’s second busiest ferry port after Dover, to France and northern Spain until 2027.Upload News