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New port director reveals plans for more cruise ships at the port

Mike Sellers at rear of terminal

Whilst ferry and freight operations will always make up the majority of business at the Port, Mike is excited about the future for the cruise market over the next few years.

Here Mike gives ‘Stay Connected’ his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges ahead for the cruise business at Portsmouth International Port.

“The potential for growing the Cruise business at Portsmouth International Port was a significant factor in my choosing to take the job of Port Director. It is clear that Portsmouth is perfectly placed to take further advantage of this important maritime tourist market. We have an enviable location, excellent transport links, and a wealth of world class tourist attractions on our doorstep.

When assessing the business it was evident to me that the offering for cruise operators at Portsmouth International Port is impressive. The team delivers a bespoke service, with the flexibility to serve the needs of any small and medium sized cruise ship. The first class facilities make for a wonderful passenger experience, and guests can be walking the decks of famous historic warships and exploring our dynamic maritime city within minutes of disembarking.

I see real possibility to grow the number of cruise ship calls that can take advantage of our first class location and facilities. My aim is to offer the best service to our cruise customers making their choice of destination or turnaround second to none.

I am excited about the possibilities for cruise ships at Portsmouth International Port, and would like to share our story with companies operating in British and European waters. With a home grown team challenging for the America’s Cup this year Portsmouth is once again at its maritime best. Do come and visit and we will be delighted to show you around.”