Cruise Atlantic Europe celebrates increase in port visits

Cruise Atlantic Europe celebrates increase in port visits

Cruise calls to ports in Atlantic Europe have increased by 23 percent compared to 2009 as cruise lines continue to cut back costs, according to a port marketing initiative. Cruise Atlantic Europe said that cheaper port charges had helped the destinations secure cruise visits and that lines were attracted by the shorter distance to travel, and therefore fuel used. “Operating cruises to this selection of ports can both save money in terms of fuel costs and lower port charges but also provides an opportunity to increase revenue by promoting profitable shore excursions,” said Helena Fernandes from CAE. As a result, CAE has been working with operators to develop excursion programmes, including UNESCO sites and three European Capitals of Culture. “The region is well placed for travel connections throughout Europe and could really help operators offer some incredible itineraries to new and repeat passengers,” said Fernandes. CAE consists of Lisbon, Porto, ), A Coru

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