Southampton looking forward to bumper year for cruise ships in 2015

Hampshire Chronicle: City looking forward to bumper years for cruise ships City looking forward to bumper years for cruise ships

Next year promises to be one of the busiest times for the port of Southampton with two major cruise companies announcing a packed programme of voyages for 2015.

Southampton-based P&O Cruises will operate its largest ever programme featuring eight ships, 211 cruises, 81 different ports in 61 countries, covering 662,000 nautical miles and sailing 25 seas.

From Flamborough Head to the Fjords, Orinoco to New Orleans and Gozo to Guyana, 2015 marks a new era for P&O Cruises with the entry into service of the 141,000 ton Britannia in Southampton next spring.

Cunard, another city-based line, has also announced a bigger programme for 2015 for its fleet of three “Queen” vessels.

A total of 15 new destinations will be among P&O Cruises’ itineraries while ten ports of special interest are being brought back for 2015 including Charleston, USA, Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Hamilton, Bermuda; Hvar, Croatia and Manaus, Brazil.

Key to this hectic cruising calendar will be the maiden season of the company’s brand new super-ship, Britannia, not only the biggest vessel ever built dedicated to the British market, but also claiming to be the most glamorous.

Britannia’s maiden season will see the ship sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords, Canary Islands and the Baltic Sea, as well as providing a range of short breaks and a special round- Britain cruise.

The ship will then transfer to the Caribbean for the winter season sailing a range of 14-night fly cruise itineraries from Barbados.

P&O Cruises marketing director Christopher Edgington said: “We are determined to attract those people who want an effortless holiday and who have not considered a cruise whilst still retaining fresh appeal for regular passengers.

“We hope that the spirit of Britannia will capture the imagination of all those who are looking for the best of the best from a holiday.”

During 2015, when Cunard marks the 175th anniversary of the company’s founding back in 1840, it will be offering a series of celebration cruises throughout the year when its vessels will visit a total of 96 ports, up from 93 this year.

The company’s flagship, Queen Mary 2 will spend more days on the Atlantic than in any other year, at least two crossings a month from May to October, on the traditional passage between Southampton and New York.

Cunard’s Queen Victoria will be repositioned in the Mediterranean during 2015 with five different embarkation ports including Rome, Venice, Athens, Istanbul and Trieste.

Queen Elizabeth will be based in Southampton undertaking a total of 18 round trip voyages to the Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands, Western Europe, Northern Europe and the Caribbean.

Cunard’s marketing director, Angus Struthers said: “We believe our programme for 2015, our 175th anniversary year, is one of the best and most extensive Cunard has ever offered.

“We have listened to our passengers and we will be visiting even more celebrated and iconic destinations along with less familiar but equally alluring places, and we’ll offer longer stays in port.”

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7:26am Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

looking rather good for this port then?
looking rather good for this port then? loosehead
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7:26am Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

looking rather good for this port then?
looking rather good for this port then? loosehead
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9:14am Thu 20 Mar 14

Lionel P says...

Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.
Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it. Lionel P
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9:36am Thu 20 Mar 14

localnews says...

I can see the negative Echo reports about the traffic problem's on docking day's already,"City gridlocked don't take to the road's of Southampton city centre, Cruise ship passengers invade the City so stay away"
I can see the negative Echo reports about the traffic problem's on docking day's already,"City gridlocked don't take to the road's of Southampton city centre, Cruise ship passengers invade the City so stay away" localnews
  • Score: 7

10:26am Thu 20 Mar 14

georgetheseventh says...

Lionel P wrote:
Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.
YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.
[quote][p][bold]Lionel P[/bold] wrote: Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.[/p][/quote]YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!. georgetheseventh
  • Score: -2

11:29am Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

localnews wrote:
I can see the negative Echo reports about the traffic problem's on docking day's already,"City gridlocked don't take to the road's of Southampton city centre, Cruise ship passengers invade the City so stay away"
maybe it should read "City council organises traffic chaos with roadwork program?"
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: I can see the negative Echo reports about the traffic problem's on docking day's already,"City gridlocked don't take to the road's of Southampton city centre, Cruise ship passengers invade the City so stay away"[/p][/quote]maybe it should read "City council organises traffic chaos with roadwork program?" loosehead
  • Score: 2

11:32am Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

georgetheseventh wrote:
Lionel P wrote:
Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.
YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.
to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ?
I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months.
I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong
[quote][p][bold]georgetheseventh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lionel P[/bold] wrote: Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.[/p][/quote]YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.[/p][/quote]to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ? I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months. I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong loosehead
  • Score: -2

11:33am Thu 20 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bring back the Boat Trains I say.
Bring back the Boat Trains I say. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

11:43am Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bring back the Boat Trains I say.
how about turning Dibden into a car park/drop off point & up grade the rail tracks & use a shuttle service to the terminals(Train)?
But Osprey you know as well as I do with the chaotic way the roadworks have been allowed to happen all at once there will still be traffic chaos & what's going to happen when the Boat show comes to town?
are we going to get idiots calling for it to be open only at night?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Bring back the Boat Trains I say.[/p][/quote]how about turning Dibden into a car park/drop off point & up grade the rail tracks & use a shuttle service to the terminals(Train)? But Osprey you know as well as I do with the chaotic way the roadworks have been allowed to happen all at once there will still be traffic chaos & what's going to happen when the Boat show comes to town? are we going to get idiots calling for it to be open only at night? loosehead
  • Score: 1

2:26pm Thu 20 Mar 14

in search of the truth says...

loosehead wrote:
georgetheseventh wrote:
Lionel P wrote:
Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.
YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.
to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ?
I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months.
I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong
If you persist with your attitude problem then if I were you, I'd forget about any idea's of moving, because you won't be welcome !!
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]georgetheseventh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lionel P[/bold] wrote: Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.[/p][/quote]YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.[/p][/quote]to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ? I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months. I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong[/p][/quote]If you persist with your attitude problem then if I were you, I'd forget about any idea's of moving, because you won't be welcome !! in search of the truth
  • Score: 2

3:12pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Pete Beard says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
loosehead wrote:
georgetheseventh wrote:
Lionel P wrote: Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.
YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.
to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ? I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months. I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong
Go on then & live with the Scousers, but remember when you get there to lock up your your house every night fit new alarm for your car & bars on the windows & get a Rottweiler, also if you have a Daughter get a chastity belt for her, dangerous move, but your name explains all, hope it's Bootle you will not last a year been there done in most area of Liverpool, believe me bad move, at least one more of the WANAKERS moving away
Bob,

Bootle is not in Liverpool it's in Sefton. Get your facts right please.

Pete
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]georgetheseventh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lionel P[/bold] wrote: Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.[/p][/quote]YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.[/p][/quote]to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ? I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months. I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong[/p][/quote]Go on then & live with the Scousers, but remember when you get there to lock up your your house every night fit new alarm for your car & bars on the windows & get a Rottweiler, also if you have a Daughter get a chastity belt for her, dangerous move, but your name explains all, hope it's Bootle you will not last a year been there done in most area of Liverpool, believe me bad move, at least one more of the WANAKERS moving away[/p][/quote]Bob, Bootle is not in Liverpool it's in Sefton. Get your facts right please. Pete Pete Beard
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3:54pm Thu 20 Mar 14

arizonan says...

How many berths have Cunard made available from Liverpool on the 175th crossing from Liverpool to New York in 2015?
A lady who phoned Cunard at the time specified for booking was told three minutes later the allocation from Liverpool was full !.
Another example of the contempt Cunard has for Liverpool is the bizarre itinerary of the new Beatles theme cruises.
The transatlantic crossing will be heading for Southampton, not Liverpool !
It does not take much working out, but a Beatles theme crossing, from New York to Liverpool, then on to Hamburg, would be a huge success.
Have Cunard been got at by the Southampton mafia?.
How many berths have Cunard made available from Liverpool on the 175th crossing from Liverpool to New York in 2015? A lady who phoned Cunard at the time specified for booking was told three minutes later the allocation from Liverpool was full !. Another example of the contempt Cunard has for Liverpool is the bizarre itinerary of the new Beatles theme cruises. The transatlantic crossing will be heading for Southampton, not Liverpool ! It does not take much working out, but a Beatles theme crossing, from New York to Liverpool, then on to Hamburg, would be a huge success. Have Cunard been got at by the Southampton mafia?. arizonan
  • Score: 4

3:59pm Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
loosehead wrote:
georgetheseventh wrote:
Lionel P wrote:
Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.
YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.
to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ?
I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months.
I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong
Go on then & live with the Scousers, but remember when you get there to lock up your your house every night fit new alarm for your car & bars on the windows & get a Rottweiler, also if you have a Daughter get a chastity belt for her, dangerous move, but your name explains all, hope it's Bootle you will not last a year been there done in most area of Liverpool, believe me bad move, at least one more of the WANAKERS moving away
So another wanaker who hasn't looked at the crime figures lately?
Bootle is right next to Liverpool one & the docks it has a far better crime rate than Lordshill,Freemantle
,Millbrook,Shirley,L
ordswood & Basset & that's just one side of the city OH! That also includes burglary.
I checked how many man on man rapes there were in Liverpool.None how many in Southampton?
I'm on a company pension & if interest rates go up I'm stuffed so I'm selling my house & buying one at a much lower price in an area with a much lower crime figure.
Chastity belt? there are far more single mums in this city than in most cities in this country?
I moved back here from Thailand because I missed this city that was a big mistake as this city isn't like I remembered & I only went for a year.
My dad & my older family & cousins were scousers I wish you could be done for racism because to judge a group of people because of where they live is so so wrong you are a total idiot!
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]georgetheseventh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lionel P[/bold] wrote: Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.[/p][/quote]YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.[/p][/quote]to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ? I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months. I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong[/p][/quote]Go on then & live with the Scousers, but remember when you get there to lock up your your house every night fit new alarm for your car & bars on the windows & get a Rottweiler, also if you have a Daughter get a chastity belt for her, dangerous move, but your name explains all, hope it's Bootle you will not last a year been there done in most area of Liverpool, believe me bad move, at least one more of the WANAKERS moving away[/p][/quote]So another wanaker who hasn't looked at the crime figures lately? Bootle is right next to Liverpool one & the docks it has a far better crime rate than Lordshill,Freemantle ,Millbrook,Shirley,L ordswood & Basset & that's just one side of the city OH! That also includes burglary. I checked how many man on man rapes there were in Liverpool.None how many in Southampton? I'm on a company pension & if interest rates go up I'm stuffed so I'm selling my house & buying one at a much lower price in an area with a much lower crime figure. Chastity belt? there are far more single mums in this city than in most cities in this country? I moved back here from Thailand because I missed this city that was a big mistake as this city isn't like I remembered & I only went for a year. My dad & my older family & cousins were scousers I wish you could be done for racism because to judge a group of people because of where they live is so so wrong you are a total idiot! loosehead
  • Score: 1

4:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

in search of the truth wrote:
loosehead wrote:
georgetheseventh wrote:
Lionel P wrote:
Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.
YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.
to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ?
I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months.
I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong
If you persist with your attitude problem then if I were you, I'd forget about any idea's of moving, because you won't be welcome !!
I love Scousers but I speak the truth & your council lied to get what they want.
Most scousers I've talked to can accept that so why make this statement?
As you can see by the next post attacking me some idiots have very blinkered views of Liverpool I know they're wrong!
[quote][p][bold]in search of the truth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]georgetheseventh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lionel P[/bold] wrote: Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.[/p][/quote]YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.[/p][/quote]to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ? I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months. I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong[/p][/quote]If you persist with your attitude problem then if I were you, I'd forget about any idea's of moving, because you won't be welcome !![/p][/quote]I love Scousers but I speak the truth & your council lied to get what they want. Most scousers I've talked to can accept that so why make this statement? As you can see by the next post attacking me some idiots have very blinkered views of Liverpool I know they're wrong! loosehead
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4:10pm Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

arizonan wrote:
How many berths have Cunard made available from Liverpool on the 175th crossing from Liverpool to New York in 2015?
A lady who phoned Cunard at the time specified for booking was told three minutes later the allocation from Liverpool was full !.
Another example of the contempt Cunard has for Liverpool is the bizarre itinerary of the new Beatles theme cruises.
The transatlantic crossing will be heading for Southampton, not Liverpool !
It does not take much working out, but a Beatles theme crossing, from New York to Liverpool, then on to Hamburg, would be a huge success.
Have Cunard been got at by the Southampton mafia?.
So what do you think of Bob Barnes comment then?
[quote][p][bold]arizonan[/bold] wrote: How many berths have Cunard made available from Liverpool on the 175th crossing from Liverpool to New York in 2015? A lady who phoned Cunard at the time specified for booking was told three minutes later the allocation from Liverpool was full !. Another example of the contempt Cunard has for Liverpool is the bizarre itinerary of the new Beatles theme cruises. The transatlantic crossing will be heading for Southampton, not Liverpool ! It does not take much working out, but a Beatles theme crossing, from New York to Liverpool, then on to Hamburg, would be a huge success. Have Cunard been got at by the Southampton mafia?.[/p][/quote]So what do you think of Bob Barnes comment then? loosehead
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
loosehead wrote:
georgetheseventh wrote:
Lionel P wrote:
Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.
YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.
to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ?
I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months.
I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong
Go on then & live with the Scousers, but remember when you get there to lock up your your house every night fit new alarm for your car & bars on the windows & get a Rottweiler, also if you have a Daughter get a chastity belt for her, dangerous move, but your name explains all, hope it's Bootle you will not last a year been there done in most area of Liverpool, believe me bad move, at least one more of the WANAKERS moving away
BREAKING NEWS Police cordon off road after sex attack.
what city was this headline about?
Liverpool? NO
Southampton? Yes what was that about a chastity belt?
Can you get bum chastity belts for men?
As just the other day where was that poor man raped by men?
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]georgetheseventh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lionel P[/bold] wrote: Does that mean we can expect no more whining from the Echo about Liverpool "stealing" Southampton's business? OK, Liverpool made rather creative use of a subsidy, but that's water under the bridge and if, as appears, there's plenty to go round, it will seem rather dog-in-the-manger to keep complaining about it.[/p][/quote]YES, I am afraid that's what it means, even though they were born there in 1840. Never mind eh !!!!.[/p][/quote]to both of you cheaters/liars should never prosper so why should anyone stop saying how you/your council lied about their true intentions ? I've just been told my house sell is going forward at a fair old rate on knots so I'll be moving to Liverpool in the next few months. I hope Liverpool prospers & the city thrives but what you're council did was still wrong[/p][/quote]Go on then & live with the Scousers, but remember when you get there to lock up your your house every night fit new alarm for your car & bars on the windows & get a Rottweiler, also if you have a Daughter get a chastity belt for her, dangerous move, but your name explains all, hope it's Bootle you will not last a year been there done in most area of Liverpool, believe me bad move, at least one more of the WANAKERS moving away[/p][/quote]BREAKING NEWS Police cordon off road after sex attack. what city was this headline about? Liverpool? NO Southampton? Yes what was that about a chastity belt? Can you get bum chastity belts for men? As just the other day where was that poor man raped by men? loosehead
  • Score: 1

5:08pm Thu 20 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

loosehead wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bring back the Boat Trains I say.
how about turning Dibden into a car park/drop off point & up grade the rail tracks & use a shuttle service to the terminals(Train)?
But Osprey you know as well as I do with the chaotic way the roadworks have been allowed to happen all at once there will still be traffic chaos & what's going to happen when the Boat show comes to town?
are we going to get idiots calling for it to be open only at night?
They could put a dedicated Cruise Terminal at Dibden Bay, witha rail link and a road direct to the M27 and Voila! Problem solved.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Bring back the Boat Trains I say.[/p][/quote]how about turning Dibden into a car park/drop off point & up grade the rail tracks & use a shuttle service to the terminals(Train)? But Osprey you know as well as I do with the chaotic way the roadworks have been allowed to happen all at once there will still be traffic chaos & what's going to happen when the Boat show comes to town? are we going to get idiots calling for it to be open only at night?[/p][/quote]They could put a dedicated Cruise Terminal at Dibden Bay, witha rail link and a road direct to the M27 and Voila! Problem solved. OSPREYSAINT
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3:01pm Sat 22 Mar 14

arizonan says...

Daily Telegraph announces that it will be holding the Telegraph Cruise Show in Liverpool, at the Echo Arena, from October 11th-12th.
This follows on from the London show earlier this year. Details at telegraph.co.uk/crui
seshow
Daily Telegraph announces that it will be holding the Telegraph Cruise Show in Liverpool, at the Echo Arena, from October 11th-12th. This follows on from the London show earlier this year. Details at telegraph.co.uk/crui seshow arizonan
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3:29pm Sat 22 Mar 14

in search of the truth says...

Daily Telegraph announces that it will be holding the Telegraph Cruise Show in Liverpool, at the Echo Arena, from October 11th-12th.



We are pleased to announce Liverpool as our first regional cruise show.

As the birthplace of the first passenger cruise line, with an unrivalled maritime history and a cruise terminal at the heart of the city’s waterfront, Liverpool was an obvious destination for the cruise show. It's not surprising that it was voted Best UK Port of Call at Cruise Critic UK's editor’s pick awards last month.

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “I am delighted that Liverpool has been selected by the Telegraph as the host city for the very first regional cruise show. Liverpool is renowned for its strong maritime history, and we continue to proudly play an integral role in today’s cruise industry. The cruise sector is hugely important to Liverpool and it is no exaggeration to say the cruise liner terminal has reinvented the city.

When it opened in 2007 three cruise ships came to the city and this year we will welcome more than 50.”

The Telegraph Cruise Show Liverpool will follow the successful format of the London show featuring:

- the leading cruise lines
- a stellar line up of talks by celebrities and Telegraph travel journalists
- interactive experiences to show what it's really like to be on-board
- advice on the most desirable cruise destinations
- the latest cruise itineraries and offers

Angus Struthers, director at Cunard, said: “Cunard's experience at the first Telegraph Cruise Show in London was very rewarding with positive feedback from visitor who were new to cruise as well as those that have sailed Cunard many times.

Liverpool was Cunard’s home for 127 years so the opportunity to be part of a dedicated cruise show that will evoke such strong memories of our history is a really exciting prospect."

Tickets for the show will go on sale in the summer.
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Daily Telegraph announces that it will be holding the Telegraph Cruise Show in Liverpool, at the Echo Arena, from October 11th-12th. We are pleased to announce Liverpool as our first regional cruise show. As the birthplace of the first passenger cruise line, with an unrivalled maritime history and a cruise terminal at the heart of the city’s waterfront, Liverpool was an obvious destination for the cruise show. It's not surprising that it was voted Best UK Port of Call at Cruise Critic UK's editor’s pick awards last month. Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “I am delighted that Liverpool has been selected by the Telegraph as the host city for the very first regional cruise show. Liverpool is renowned for its strong maritime history, and we continue to proudly play an integral role in today’s cruise industry. The cruise sector is hugely important to Liverpool and it is no exaggeration to say the cruise liner terminal has reinvented the city. When it opened in 2007 three cruise ships came to the city and this year we will welcome more than 50.” The Telegraph Cruise Show Liverpool will follow the successful format of the London show featuring: - the leading cruise lines - a stellar line up of talks by celebrities and Telegraph travel journalists - interactive experiences to show what it's really like to be on-board - advice on the most desirable cruise destinations - the latest cruise itineraries and offers Angus Struthers, director at Cunard, said: “Cunard's experience at the first Telegraph Cruise Show in London was very rewarding with positive feedback from visitor who were new to cruise as well as those that have sailed Cunard many times. Liverpool was Cunard’s home for 127 years so the opportunity to be part of a dedicated cruise show that will evoke such strong memories of our history is a really exciting prospect." Tickets for the show will go on sale in the summer. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when tickets are available, receive ticket offers, cruise show and industry updates. in search of the truth
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5:14pm Mon 24 Mar 14

phil maccavity says...

arizonan wrote:
How many berths have Cunard made available from Liverpool on the 175th crossing from Liverpool to New York in 2015?
A lady who phoned Cunard at the time specified for booking was told three minutes later the allocation from Liverpool was full !.
Another example of the contempt Cunard has for Liverpool is the bizarre itinerary of the new Beatles theme cruises.
The transatlantic crossing will be heading for Southampton, not Liverpool !
It does not take much working out, but a Beatles theme crossing, from New York to Liverpool, then on to Hamburg, would be a huge success.
Have Cunard been got at by the Southampton mafia?.
Have a word with John Carter, the Marketing Manager for Liverpool Cruise Club who has been actively involved in next year's Atlantic crossing by QM2.
He should be able to tell you exactly but understand it was around the 200 figure.
According to the piece in the Liverpool Echo...'with Liverpool's Cruise Terminal limited handling capacity, Cunard has said that passenger comfort was paramount'....hence the relatively small amount of capacity.
[quote][p][bold]arizonan[/bold] wrote: How many berths have Cunard made available from Liverpool on the 175th crossing from Liverpool to New York in 2015? A lady who phoned Cunard at the time specified for booking was told three minutes later the allocation from Liverpool was full !. Another example of the contempt Cunard has for Liverpool is the bizarre itinerary of the new Beatles theme cruises. The transatlantic crossing will be heading for Southampton, not Liverpool ! It does not take much working out, but a Beatles theme crossing, from New York to Liverpool, then on to Hamburg, would be a huge success. Have Cunard been got at by the Southampton mafia?.[/p][/quote]Have a word with John Carter, the Marketing Manager for Liverpool Cruise Club who has been actively involved in next year's Atlantic crossing by QM2. He should be able to tell you exactly but understand it was around the 200 figure. According to the piece in the Liverpool Echo...'with Liverpool's Cruise Terminal limited handling capacity, Cunard has said that passenger comfort was paramount'....hence the relatively small amount of capacity. phil maccavity
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3:11pm Tue 25 Mar 14

in search of the truth says...

Judging by the traffic jams reported today, it looks like Southampton residents are going to have a very bad year.
Judging by the traffic jams reported today, it looks like Southampton residents are going to have a very bad year. in search of the truth
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