Stornaway, Scotland – Cruise Port Guide

Stornoway, on the east coast of Lewis, is a busy port and a popular stop on Round Britain cruise itineraries.  A new cruise terminal with deep water berth is under construction but at present only smaller vessels can moor alongside, larger ships tender passengers ashore to the CalMac pier. Cruisers are met by a team of Cruise Ambassadors, local volunteers, who are on hand to offer information and assistance. The currency here is the Scottish £ and, whilst Gaelic is a frequently used language on the islands, locals also speak English. The Sabbath is strictly observed here so most shops are closed on a Sunday.

Enchanted Princess makes Maiden call to the Port of Southampton

Enchanted Princess makes her Maiden call to the Port of Southampton and received the keys to the city today in a ceremony onboard today. One of four Princess ships to be sailing from the UK this year…

UK homeport for Enchanted Princess!

In a surprise announcement from Princess Cruises this morning we heard some great news. Southampton will be the UK homeport for Enchanted Princess this summer! She will be based in Southampton for this year’s UK summer season beginning in May 22

Le Havre Cruise Port Guide

Le Havre is in the Département Seine Maritime part of the Normandy region, situated on the north coast of France. I think of it as the ‘marmite’ of cruise destinations – as many people love it as hate it – ‘m in the former group! Le Havre is often labelled ‘for Paris’ which is actually 140 mile and about 3 hours away. Normandy is a region of France famous for its food, in particular apples. sea-food and dairy products.

Cobh Cruise Port Guide

Cobh, a sheltered deep water port, within the second largest natural harbour in the world. An extensive history and a multitude of names, being variously labelled Cork, Cobh and occasionally even Cove! The last port of call for the Titanic and pivotal in the story of Irish Emigration.