Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Guernsey sees 45 per cent increase in cruise traffic - and still hasn't built a berth

The Channel island of Guernsey has seen a 45 per cent increase in cruise ship arrivals in the past two years and is predicting even better numbers next year.

There were 90 visiting ships this year, bringing 96,134 passengers between January and August. Full-year figures are expected to beat last year’s total of 110,040.

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, P&O’s Britannia, and Celebrity Silhouette will help to boost 2015 figures.

And all this without a quay for the ships to berth – passengers come ashore by tender, which can be a problem in high winds.

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