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Greenock Cruise Terminal looks forward to record year in 2011

Published: December 22nd 2010

Greenock Ocean Terminal’s 2011 cruise season will be its busiest yet, with 36 ships already booked to call there, bringing 53,933 passengers – up on last year.

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A major opportunity for Scotland in cruise tourism

Published: December 8th 2010

Potential for over a million visitors annually

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Orkney Islands Wins Prestigious Award as UK’s Best Port of Call

Published: November 9th 2010

Judges say infrastructure investment has paid off.

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Shetland receives accolade in list of World's top ten places to visit

Published: November 2nd 2010

Shetland has been described as possibly "the last untamed corner of the UK" in Lonely Planet’s travel guide, Best In Travel 2011.

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OIC helps take Orkney to the world

Published: October 12th 2010

International cruise visitors to Orkney can be greeted in at least four languages now, thanks to the latest tour guide recruitment drive for improvement and development in OIC’s cruise ship business.

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A record year for cruise activity at Invergordon

Published: October 5th 2010

Invergordon has seen a record 53 cruise vessels visit this year, as the final liner of the season M.V. Boudicca of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines visits the port this week.

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Record-breaking cruise season at Lerwick to end with largest vessel yet

Published: September 24th 2010

Lerwick harbour is set for a big finish to the cruise season, with the largest vessel yet to bring visitors to the Shetland Islands due in port next week.

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Busy weekend at Greenock Ocean Terminal

Published: August 26th 2010

Greenock Ocean Terminal’s busiest week of the season came to a climax with two vessels berthed alongside at the same time.

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Orkney receives its 500,000th cruise passenger

Published: August 24th 2010

The Holland America cruise ship Eurodam called into Orkney yesterday delivering the County’s half millionth cruise ship passenger since official records began in the early 1980's.

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Cruise Edinburgh adds its weight to Cruise Scotland’s marketing efforts

Published: August 20th 2010

Cruise Edinburgh, a public and private sector initiative that aims to attract up to 40 per cent more cruise passengers into Scotland’s capital by 2013 is the latest member to join Cruise Scotland, the national marketing organisation, increasing the membership roll to sixteen.

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Portree welcomes its largest ever cruise ship

Published: August 20th 2010

Portree welcomed its largest ever cruise ship on Friday 20 August when Holland America Line’s Westerdam called at the port.

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Greenock cruise terminal’s record week in a record year

Published: August 16th 2010

Seven ships and 9,000 passengers arrive in next seven days

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Queen Victoria arrives on her maiden visit to Greenock Ocean Terminal

Published: August 2nd 2010

On 28 July 2010, Inverclyde welcomed the majestic Queen Victoria on her maiden visit to Greenock Ocean Terminal.

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2011 could be a record year for cruise in Orkney

Published: July 27th 2010

Usually at this time of year, Orkney Harbours records around 10 to 15 advance bookings for cruise ships for the following season.

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Ullapool opens dedicated tender pontoon

Published: July 21st 2010

Ullapool has invested £110,000 (€131,566) in a dedicated leisure pontoon to make it a more attractive tender destination, says Kevin Peach, Chief Executive and Harbourmaster, Ullapool Harbour Trustees.

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Cruise Ship Oriana leaving Orkney

Published: July 7th 2010

The P&O cruise ship Oriana with a passenger capacity of 1,970 left Hatston yesterday (Tuesday) 6th July.

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Cromarty Firth Port Authority welcomes maiden voyage for world's newest cruise ship

Published: June 7th 2010

As the first port of call on her maiden voyage, Seabourn Sojourn will visit the Port of Invergordon, following an official naming ceremony on Friday (June 4) on the River Thames with British supermodel and fashion icon, Twiggy.

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Fort William welcomes first cruise liner

Published: May 18th 2010

“Spirit of Adventure” sailed into Loch Linnhe on Sunday 16th May to become the first international cruise liner to visit Fort William.

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Meet and Greeters ready for a busy cruise season

Published: May 12th 2010

The Mackenzie Wilson Partnership who was awarded the Orkney Islands Council tender for the Meet and Greet service, has just completed the final training with the Orkney team today and they are ready to welcome cruise ship passengers ashore this summer.

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OIC Awards Meet and Greet Tender

Published: March 30th 2010

The Mckenzie Wilson Network Partnership Group has been awarded the tender for a Cruise Ship ‘Meet and Greet' service for the period 2010-2011 by Orkney Islands Council.

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Cruise Ship Meet and Greet Service goes to Tender

Published: March 19th 2010

With 74 cruise ships now booked to call into Orkney this season, Orkney Islands Council has recognised the need to provide a bespoke Meet and Greet service for cruise ship passengers this season.

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Cruise Orkney Languaged Guide Course receives funding package

Published: March 19th 2010

Following a very successful recruitment campaign, Cruise Orkney Directors Amanda Jackson and Christie Hartley received news today that their Leader funding request has been approved for their languaged guides training course.

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Ullapool Harbour awards contract for dedicated Cruise Tender Pontoon

Published: March 12th 2010

Ullapool Harbour Trustees are delighted to announce the installation of a new purpose built leisure pontoon to serve the needs of cruise ship passengers.

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Record cruise season in prospect for Lerwick Harbour

Published: February 17th 2010

A record number of cruise passengers are expected to sail into Lerwick Harbour this year, reinforcing the popularity of the Shetland Islands as one of Scotland’s top destinations.

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