Portland Port scoops up another award at Cruise Shipping Miami

MARCH 19, 2015

Portland Port is delighted to announce that it has won Cruise Insight’s ‘Most Responsive Port’ award this year at the Cruise Shipping Exhibition in Miami.

The Port’s Commercial General Manager, Ian McQuade, picked up the award for ‘Most Responsive Port’ at the exhibition in which the port has previously won the ‘Most Improved Destination’ in 2012. Award winners are selected from the result of feedback questionnaires issued to cruise lines around the world. Cruise Insight is a leading publication within the cruise industry and winning this award highlights the pro-active approach that Portland Port undertakes when developing its cruise programme.

Portland Port is the only UK port this year to receive 1 of the 27 awards on offer. The popular cruise destination, surrounded by the UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Jurassic Coast, has won 2 awards over the last 3 years, which is testament to the well publicised growth of the port’s cruise programme. Portland Port is now recognised as the leading day call cruise destination on the South Coast of the UK. Ian McQuade commented:

"Winning the award for the "Most Responsive Port" in the Cruise Insight Magazine 2014 Port and Destination Awards is a major coup for Portland Port and recognises the effort put in by everyone involved at the port to ensure that all cruise calls run smoothly. The fact that the recognition comes from the cruise lines themselves makes the award even more special".

Portland Port is expecting to break more records this year with the predicted number of passengers arriving in port set to be 5% higher than the record breaking year of 2014. With over 26,000 passengers visiting this year and more inaugural cruise calls, including Norwegian Cruise Line’s vessel the ‘Norwegian Star’, this summer is set to be another exciting season at Portland Port.