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Scotland named Cruise Destination of the Year

Published: December 4th 2012

The campaign to attract more cruise ships to Scotland has received a timely boost with international recognition ahead of a further marketing drive in the USA this month.

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2013 cruise season shaping up to be best yet

Published: September 26th 2012

Greenock Ocean Terminal today welcomed a return call of "Norwegian Sun" as the cruise season at the port begins to wind down.

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Cruise season at Lerwick ends on new highs

Published: September 23rd 2012

Visits booked for several years ahead

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MSC makes maiden call to Greenock Ocean Terminal

Published: August 24th 2012

Greenock Ocean Terminal was delighted on Friday (24 August) to receive a maiden call from an MSC cruise ship as the "MSC Lirica" called into the port.

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Kristina Katarina marks major accomplishment in Greenock Ocean Terminal’s cruise operations

Published: August 7th 2012

Greenock Ocean Terminal celebrated a significant milestone in the development of its cruise operations last weekend with the successful operation of its first international Fly Cruise from the Terminal.

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Aberdeen Harbour remains North East desintation of choice for cruise calls

Published: August 1st 2012

The last of ten cruise vessels to visit Aberdeen Harbour has left the port, marking the end of a successful cruise season.

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The Queen in the bay

Published: July 31st 2012

At 8am this morning, Cunard's flag ship the Queen Elizabeth dropped anchor in Kirkwall Bay with 2056 passengers on board and 990 crew. This is the first visit to Orkney for this vessel; previously the QE2 called in to Orkney in 1998.

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Lerwick makes ready for surprise cruise call

Published: May 31st 2012

Lerwick Harbour is making ready for a maiden visit by the 252 metre cruise ship 'AIDAluna' enroute from Norway before heading back to Hamburg.

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Greenock Ocean Terminal receives industry award

Published: May 24th 2012

Greenock Ocean Terminal was delighted this year to receive the Best Shoreside Welcome at the Cruise Insights 2011 Awards.

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Princess in the bay

Published: May 21st 2012

The largest cruise ship in Orkney's 2012 season "Caribbean Princess" arrived in Kirkwall on 21 May from Greenock carrying over 3,000 passengers and 1,000 crew.

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Cruise ship maiden voyage selects Port of Invergordon

Published: May 17th 2012

The Port of Invergordon has been singled out amongst a select number of destinations, for the maiden voyage of the brand new cruise ship "AIDAmar".

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Orkney Meet and Greet Team prepares for a busy season

Published: April 30th 2012

With over 51,000 cruise ship passengers expected to arrive in Orkney this year accompanied by around 15,000 crew members,Team Orkney has been preparing for yet another bumper season.

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20% Increase on Record Number of Cruise Calls for Invergordon

Published: April 20th 2012

Invergordon will welcome the first Cruise Ship of the 2012 season next week, with the arrival of the Marco Polo on 25 April. In total, the Cromarty Firth is due to welcome 64 cruise ships , carrying 75,060 passengers over the season and is due to run from April until September.

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Record cruise season in prospect at Lerwick Harbour

Published: March 4th 2012

Significant increase to contribute to Shetland economy.

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Aberdeen Harbour boss welcomes thriving cruise Season

Published: February 24th 2012

Aberdeen Harbour is preparing to welcome 10 cruise calls this summer, with four vessels making their first ever visits to the city.

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Greenock Ocean Terminal set for 13% cruise rise in 2012 with 41 calls and 65,500 passengers

Published: February 23rd 2012

Greenock Ocean Terminal’s cruise operation is set for another significant increase in 2012 with a record 41 vessel calls now scheduled to bring over 65,500 passengers to the town, a 13% rise on 2011.

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Aberdeen Harbour Boss Welcomes Thriving Cruise Season

Published: February 21st 2012

Aberdeen Harbour is preparing to welcome 10 cruise calls this summer, with four vessels making their first ever visits to the city.

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Cruise Bookings... a Century and Counting

Published: February 2nd 2012

The number of cruise liners set to visit Orkney over the next two seasons has already topped 100.

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Cruise Ship Support Service Tenders Awarded

Published: February 1st 2012

With Orkney about to witness its biggest ever cruise ship season and with advance bookings for 2013 beating all previous records, two new Companies will be joining 'Team Orkney' for the next 2 year period in helping to deliver cruise ship support services.

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