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Maritime Logistics Professional

April 19, 2019

Cardiff Port Preps for 2019 Cruise Season

The CMV operated cruise vessel Marco Polo will be making several calls to Cardiff over the summer. Photo: Associated British Ports

The CMV operated cruise vessel Marco Polo will be making several calls to Cardiff over the summer. Photo: Associated British Ports

The Port of Cardiff is expecting a busy cruise season which starts with the visit of the Cruise and Maritime Voyages-operated Marco Polo on Monday (22nd April), said Associated British Ports (ABP).

Between May and June 2019, three cruise calls and over 2000 passengers will utilise port facilities and services provided by ABP South Wales at the Port of Cardiff.

Richard Butler, Commercial Manager, ABP South Wales, said: “We are looking forward to once again welcoming thousands of passengers to the Port of Cardiff. The port provides a convenient and accessible gateway for passengers and boasts excellent road and rail links.”

The Port of Cardiff already has several bookings for cruise calls during the 2020 season, where passengers will either visit Wales as part of their cruise itineraries, or embark on cruise voyages from the port.

ABP South Wales offers bespoke quayside facilities to visiting cruise vessels. Its three cruise ports, of Swansea, Cardiff, and Newport, are ideally located with quick links to the M4 motorway.