Fred Olsen’s Boudicca has just made a welcome return to Portsmouth International Port, in the final stages of a journey that has taken her right around the British coastline.
The classic cruise liner sailed past the Emirates Spinnaker Tower early in the morning on 27 July, bringing more than 800 guests to the Great Waterfront City for a full day of exploring world class attractions in Portsmouth and the wider area.
Looking forward to this month, Artania follows in Boudicca’s wake, calling at Portsmouth International Port on a round Britain and Ireland tour. Operated by the well-known German cruise line Phoenix Reisen, the 230m long liner will bring more than 1100 passengers to Portsmouth.
Arriving on 13 August, Artania starts her journey early this month in Bremen, Germany. She sails on a route to the west, with calls in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Ireland and the Isles of Scilly before arriving at Portsmouth International Port. The cruise ship then returns to Germany.
The last day of August will be busy for the cruise team at Portsmouth International Port, with two cruise ships sailing for operator Noble Caledonia arriving on the same day. First into Port on 31 August will be Hebridean Sky, cruising into Portsmouth Harbour at 0600 after a journey from the Isles of Scilly. Two hours later Serenissima arrives, also from the Isles of Scilly.
Both ships will be disembarking passengers at Portsmouth International Port, with the ‘turnaround crew’ getting them ready for new holidays that start later in the day. Hebridean Sky will be sailing on a private charter to the Channel Islands. Serenissima embarks on a ten day cruise to enjoy the “Splendours of Normandy, Brittany & the Atlantic Edge”.