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19 Apr 2018

Spring into action at Portsmouth International Port - three cruise ships in three days

It has been a busy start to the spring season, with three cruise ships calling at the Great Waterfront City within the first few days of April.

The first arrival was Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) “Marco Polo” on Monday 2 April, a ship that is no stranger to the historic maritime City of Portsmouth. CMV has recently agreed to use Portsmouth International Port as a base for four new “no fly” cruises, starting this autumn with the cruise ship “Astoria”.  

The next day saw Saga Pearl II make a scheduled turnaround call - setting off on a four day mini cruise to St Peter Port in the Channel Islands. The ship has made Portsmouth International Port its UK home for the first four months of the year delivering 14 memorable holidays in 2018, all starting and finishing at the Great Waterfront City. 

The third cruise caller was CMVs “Magdellan”. Arriving on Wednesday 6 April with 1400 passengers; this was the first time the ship had visited Britain’s best connected Port. 

2018 looks to be another excellent year for cruise holidays from Portsmouth International Port, with well-known operators like CMV and Saga choosing the Port because of its excellent connections, first class facilities and bespoke services. Work is under way promoting the Great Waterfront City as an exciting cruise destination, with expectations to increase the number of visiting ships in the coming years.