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Cruise Passenger Program advances with Shore Excursion Seminar featuring Portsmouth’s unique sights and attractions

Published: September 8, 2022 11:46
The Shaping Portsmouth Cruise Passenger program has already delivered exceptional results this year.

With the support of Visit Portsmouth, its partners and stakeholders within the team, Shaping Portsmouth is now planning its most ambitious event yet. This November on D-Day Story, a Shore Excursion Seminar event will be held where the Shaping Cruise Passenger Program team will host Portsmouth’s unique and important sights and leading national tour companies on land that manage the entry with prior reservation. tours and visits.

This will be an opportunity for the City’s world-class venues and attractions to promote their offerings to people who know what passengers want. It will also provide shore excursion organizations with more opportunities to build on their partnership with Shaping Portsmouth and engage directly with each of the top venues and attractions as we move into the 2023 season.

The plan is for us to reach a point where in-town offerings are found on as many cruise itineraries as possible, which in turn means more and more visiting passengers enjoying our world-class venues and hospitality. within our great city facing the sea. Instead, they have historically moved to other locations such as London and Stonehenge. This will help our local economy and be more sustainable for the climate nationally.

The first event is by invitation only, and Shaping Portsmouth will update you on the outcome of this exciting event later in the year; It promises to be a game changer for the city and its surroundings.

Samantha McGrath, Director of Operations and Marketing at Shaping Portsmouth, said: “It has been a long time in the making and now we are excited to move on to the next goal of this program. With dedicated partners like Visit Portsmouth, D-Day Story and Portsmouth International Port, we are committed to sharing our new data on shore excursion companies and facilitating an event to foster collaboration and new direct partnerships as we move into the season. cruises 2023.”

Andrew Williamson, Manager of Passenger Operations and PFSO at Portsmouth International Port, adds: “With the continued growth of cruise activity in the port, this is the perfect opportunity to engage with local businesses looking to engage with cruise passengers on how they can help enhance Portsmouth’s cruise offerings to firmly position Portsmouth. the city in the international cruise. Map. Construction is underway on our new passenger terminal extension, which will enable us to accommodate larger ships and build on the city’s success in becoming the UK’s first choice port for boutique, expedition and cruise calls. high-end transit.

If you are a unique location or tourist attraction within Portsmouth and would like more information please email [email protected]

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