Portland Port Cruise Berth extension ready for 2017 season
Portland Port’s main cruise berth extension will be completed in time for their 2017 cruise season. Work on the new dolphins is already well advanced and currently on
target to be finished ahead of schedule. The extension will allow ships of more than 340m LOA to be handled alongside, as well as providing a new suite of mooring
bollards and high capacity pneumatic floating fenders. There are also plans being drawn up to increase the minimum water depth alongside the berth to 10.5 metres.
These improvements will allow Portland Port to compete for the business of the larger cruise ships which are being added to order books as the cruise industry
continues to grow.
The news comes at the same time that Disney Cruise Line confirms that the Disney Magic will now be making two calls to Portland Port this year.
At over 300m long the Disney Magic will be the longest cruise ship to date to visit Portland Port, in what is forecast to be a record breaking year in terms of passenger numbers. The 2017 season will see over 36,000 cruise passengers arriving at the port, more than double the 2016 numbers.
Since its launch in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a leader in the cruise industry, providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience what Disney has to offer.
15 Feb 2017