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Scottish Cruise Ports on course for another record season

Published: November 22nd 2013

Cruise tourism worth almost £50 million to Scotland in 2013

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Kirkwall named runner up in international Port of the Year award

Published: September 27th 2013

Kirkwall in Orkney has been named runner up in the Port of the Year category at the recent global Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards 2013.

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Record cruise ship season in prospect for Lerwick next year

Published: September 22nd 2013

2013 programme ends on a positive note.

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Forth Ports takes cruise business to Seatrade Europe Expo

Published: September 20th 2013

Forth Ports Limited is taking its cruise business to Europe’s largest cruise exhibition in Hamburg, Germany next week (24-26 Sept). Exhibiting to hundreds of industry executives, the Port Group will showcase the cruise offering of their main ports in Leith, Rosyth and Anchorage on the Forth for easy access to the Scottish Capital of Edinburgh; Dundee on the Tay; and Tilbury’s London Cruise Terminal.

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Orkney's highly successful 2013 cruise season comes to an end

Published: September 19th 2013

The last cruise ship of the 2013 season will call into Kirkwall on the 23 September, the day that the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards 2013 will be announced in Hamburg Germany where Kirkwall is shortlisted as a finalist in the Port of the Year category.

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Port of Leith welcomes the Wind Surf

Published: July 25th 2013

The eye-catching luxury liner the Wind Surf arrived in Leith on Wednesday 24 July for its maiden call at the Edinburgh port. The Wind Surf is the flagship of the Windstar fleet and is a ‘motor sailing yacht’ - a unique ship in the cruise sector - and comes complete with five masts and seven sails.

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Value of Cruise Sector set to rise to £50M

Published: June 25th 2013

The value of the cruise industry to the Scottish economy is projected to rise to almost £50 million this year, a near 65% increase in the past three years.

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Forth Ports invests in its cruise customer experience

Published: June 14th 2013

New magazine launched for expected 80,000 cruise visitors in 2013.

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Cruise Scotland Membership Expands

Published: June 12th 2013

Dundee becomes the latest port to join the marketing organisation

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Busy weekend for Orkney

Published: June 5th 2013

The 9th and 10th June will see four cruise ships call into Orkney with over 7,000 passengers and 2,500 crew on board.

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Fantastic start to 2013 cruise season at Greenock Ocean Terminal

Published: June 3rd 2013

Greenock Ocean Terminal has enjoyed a busy start to the 2013 cruise season, with 10 vessels calling into the Terminal within a 2 week period.

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'Magnificent' says the Master of MSC Magnifica

Published: May 26th 2013

The Captain of the largest liner to call into Orkney this season the MSC Magnifica, described his port call to Hatston Kirkwall yesterday, 25 May as ‘’Magnificent and A1’’.

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Port in line for cruise ship record

Published: May 20th 2013

Aberdeen Harbour welcomes its first cruise vessel tomorrow as it prepares for a record-breaking season with 12 visits expected this summer.

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Cromarty Firth Welcomes QM2

Published: May 17th 2013

Largest cruise ship to visit to port in 2013

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Caribbean Princess arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney

Published: May 17th 2013

The biggest liner to use Scotland’s longest commercial deep-water berth tied up today in Orkney.

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New Management Committee at Cruise Scotland

Published: May 15th 2013

At the Cruise Scotland Annual General Meeting in Inverness, there were a number of changes to the Management Committee with new office bearers being appointed to serve a three-year term.

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Lerwick's cruise season underway this week

Published: April 23rd 2013

High level of bookings already for 2014 means positive outlook.

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Major pier project opens next week

Published: April 23rd 2013

Scotland’s longest commercial deep-water berth has been created in Orkney with the completion of a new extension at Hatston Pier just outside Kirkwall.

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Cruise Scotland welcomes Eyemouth Harbour

Published: March 30th 2013

Cruise Scotland which represents ports and service companies throughout the country has expanded its membership welcoming Eyemouth Harbour as the latest port facility to join the national marketing organisation.

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Full ahead for Scottish Ports' record cruise season

Published: March 10th 2013

Scottish ports are set to attract a record-breaking number of passengers this summer – up more than 50% on three years ago when a national study identified the huge potential of the international industry to boost the country’s tourism trade.

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Ullapool building its reputation as popular cruise destination

Published: January 7th 2013

Ullapool Harbour Trust has received great New Year’s news with confirmation that the award-winning luxury cruise ship "Nautica" will make her maiden call to the harbour in July 2014.

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