Leading marine consultants have been appointed to look at the economic case for a cruise terminal in the city of Plymouth, Devon. GP Wild International, a leading authority on passenger shipping and cruise markets whose clients have included CruiseScotland, Monaco and the port city of Dubrovnik, is compiling a report which will examine the current cruise market, its future trends and the Plymouth’s place within this market.
Figures released today by CLIA UK & Ireland show that 2013 was another record year for the UK cruise market, with continued growth and port embarkations passing the one million mark for the first time.
Forecast figures released today by the Cruise Lines International Association show that a record 1.79 million British holidaymakers took a cruise in 2013 – an increase of more than five per cent on 2012. Despite continued economic pressures on consumer spending, an additional 89,000 UK passengers took an ocean cruise in 2013.
Government officials have confirmed cruise vessels will be allowed to begin and end their voyages in Liverpool. At present cruise liners are only permitted to make ‘stop off’ visits to the city.
PSA predicts a record 1.77 million cruise passengers next year Fly-cruise numbers set to top one million for first time
Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has confirmed it is to invest approximately £200m in a new ferry port in Scotland. The Loch Ryan port will occupy a 28-acre site two miles north of Cairnryan, following the Scottish parliament’s decision to grant a Harbour Empowerment Order (HEO) allowing construction.