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Southern maritime services ensures smooth maiden portsmouth call for Europa 2

Cruise ship handling experts Southern Maritime Services (SMS) ensured that 450 German passengers were treated to the attractions of South of England when the cruise vessel Europa 2 became the latest new ship to visit Portsmouth International Port (PIP).

Hapag Lloyd’s Europa 2 called in the port as part of a North European itinerary, arriving from Honfleur in Northern France and sailing for St.Peter Port in Guernsey after a day stop in Portsmouth that saw them enjoy coach tours to a wide range of tourist attractions.

The luxury cruise ship is the latest in a series of new callers visiting PIP this season. Overall, SMS will handle nearly 40 cruise ships calling in Portsmouth this year.

“Portsmouth is an ideal destination for cruise ship passengers wanting to visit the South of England’s major tourist locations and we were able to work closely with our suppliers to ensure that the passengers made the most of their one-day stop in the port,” explained SMS General Manager Alex Fernandez.