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2017 record breaking cruise year for the Port of Cromarty Firth

Published: December 6th 2017

The Port of Cromarty Firth has welcomed a record breaking 151,078 cruise passengers on 93 ships to Invergordon and the Highlands in 2017. This represents a 54% increase on 2016, when 97,992 passengers visited the Port. It also firmly reinforces the Port’s position as Scotland’s busiest cruise port.

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Cruise Sector Workshop for Highland Tourist Attractions

Published: November 1st 2017

The Port of Cromarty Firth will run a seminar on the 6 December 2017 for companies in the Highlands interested in finding out how working with the cruise sector might help boost their business. The day-long workshop will be held at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.

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Improvements planned for expected busiest season yet at Lerwick in 2018

Published: September 27th 2017

Lerwick Harbour is on course for record cruise traffic next year, with advance bookings currently at the highest level yet, with 87 ships scheduled to arrive between March and October.

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New cruise manager for Port of Cromarty Firth

Published: September 15th 2017

The Port of Cromarty Firth is delighted to announce the appointment their new Cruise Manager, Allison McGuire, as they work towards another record-breaking year of cruising in the Highlands in 2018.

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First cruise ship berths at Lerwick's new pier

Published: June 12th 2017

Lerwick Harbour's latest facilities for cruise ships have welcomed their first vessel, with Viking Star berthing at the recently-named Mair’s Pier today, Monday, 12 June.

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Highest number of passengers ever through Port in one day

Published: May 9th 2017

The Port of Cromarty Firth welcomed over 6,600 cruise passengers to the Highlands today; the highest number ever in one day.

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Port of Cromarty Firth starts the cruise ship season by welcoming the AIDAvita

Published: April 12th 2017

The Port of Cromarty Firth marked the beginning of the 2017 cruise season as the first ship of the year 'AIDAvita' docked today to a traditional Highland welcome.

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New facilities for cruise industry at Lerwick ahead of record seasons

Published: April 12th 2017

Lerwick Harbour is providing additional facilities for the cruise industry which is expected to deliver another two record seasons at the Shetland port, continuing a trend which saw record traffic in 2015 and 2016.

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Scotland steps up campaign to attract more cruise ships

Published: March 16th 2017

Biggest representation yet at Seatrade Cruise Global

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Economic Stimulus for Growing Scottish Cruise Market

Published: March 14th 2017

Award-Winning CruiseForth receives new Funding Grant

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Port of Cromarty Firth appoints Captain Calum Slater as new General Manager

Published: January 18th 2017

The Port of Cromarty Firth has appointed Captain Calum Slater as its first General Manager. This is part of a new organisational structure designed to address the challenges the Port faces due to the prevailing low oil price.

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Highlands tourist attractions invited to workshop on the cruise sector by the Port of Cromarty Firth

Published: January 16th 2017

The Port of Cromarty Firth will run a seminar on the 16th February, for companies in the Highlands interested in finding out how working with the cruise sector could boost their business. The day-long workshop will be held at the Centre for Health Science, Inverness.

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