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Swan Hellenic announces naming ceremony of its largest ship, SH Diana, to be held in Amsterdam. Valerie Ann Wilson to be Godmother of the third purpose-designed expedition cruise ship at ceremony on 4th of May 2023

Swan Hellenic's SH Vega  (February 2023)Today, Thursday the 23rd of February 2023, Swan Hellenic announced that the naming ceremony of its third and largest ice-class cultural expedition cruise ship, SH Diana, will take place in Amsterdam on the 4th of May. (more…)

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Amsterdam Cruise Ship Calls Drop by 40 Percent Following Imposition of Cruise Passenger Tax Save

Norwegian Pearl in Amsterdam, June 2019 (Courtesy NCL)Amsterdam’s decision to impose a tax just on cruise passengers has led to a 40 percent reduction in the number of calls to the city this year. P&O Cruises, Cunard, MSC Cruises and Cruise & Maritime Voyages pulled out of the port earlier this year when Amsterdam city council imposed an €8 per 24-hour tax on cruise passengers from January 1, 2019. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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‘Ongoing Debate’ Continues on Amsterdam Head Tax

Norwegian Pearl in Amsterdam, June 2019 (Courtesy NCL)A day tourist tax that went into force on January 1, 2019 has contributed to a drop in transit calls to Amsterdam. “At the moment, with an ongoing debate on over tourism and sustainability, we are currently busy locally with civil servants, politicians, and press to give them facts and figures on cruises,” said Dick de Graaff, director of Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Cruise Lines Cancel Amsterdam Calls Over Tourist Tax

Amsterdam: the PTA cruise terminalCruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) today revealed it will replace most of its scheduled Amsterdam calls following the introduction of a controversial new tourist tax that will apply to all cruisers stopping over (not those who start or end their cruise) in the city. (cruisecritic.com)

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Crystal Debussy Officially Joins Crystal River Cruises Fleet During Christening Ceremony In Amsterdam

Crystal River Cruises officially welcomed its newest ship to the fleet today (May 28), as Crystal Debussy was christened in Amsterdam. Marking the occasion were Crystal’s president and CEO, Tom Wolber, Crystal River Cruises’ vice president and managing director, Walter Littlejohn, and Crystal Debussy’s godmother, Broadway star Rachel York. (more…)

Amsterdam Season Highlighted by 10 Maiden Calls

Amsterdam: the PTA cruise terminalNext year is going to be a record year for Amsterdam with 172 calls already on the books, of which 91 are turnarounds. The previous record was 144 ships in 2012, and this year, the port expects 142 ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Crystal River Cruises to Offer Exclusive Complimentary Event at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw

When Crystal River Cruises’ newest luxury vessel embarks on her maiden voyage this June, guests will be treated to numerous experiences specially designed to showcase the elegance and history of the destinations along the Rhine and Moselle River itinerary. (more…)

Amsterdam to become Venice of the North

Amsterdam: the PTA cruise terminalAmsterdam’s alderwoman of economic affairs has created a huge surprise during a port conference. Mrs Kajsa Ollongren (D66 political party) announced that the PTA cruise terminal has to leave the inner city. (shippax.com)

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Amsterdam Improves River Security

Amsterdam is improving the security of river ships and passengers. This is one of the fastest growing sectors within the city’s tourist industry. More than 1,800 river cruiseships and over 450,000 passengers are visiting this year. (more…)

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