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The latest news and updates from Capital Cruising.


RE:PORT Edition 4 2019

The Port of Tilbury RE:PORT Edition Four 2019 is now available

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New website for Forth Ports showcases Group’s world class services

Forth Ports Limited, has today launched an exciting new online presence and invites people to view their ‘digital’ port.

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Columbus sets sail

Cruise & Maritime Voyages welcomed their new flagship Columbus into their fleet last Thursday

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Black Watch in Rosyth

Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch in Rosyth marks 100,000 cruise passengers for Capital Cruising in Scotland

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Port of Dundee cruise season gets underway with the arrival of the elegant Pacific Princess

Capital Cruising this weekend welcomed the Pacific Princess to mark the start of the busiest cruise season on record in Dundee.

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Len lets off steam for his 100th birthday

CRUISE and Maritime Voyages (CMV) at the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury named its latest fleet addition Columbus on Thursday.

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Maiden visit for Viking Star cruise ship at Port of Rosyth

Capital Cruising welcomed the Viking Star to Port of Rosyth for its ‘maiden visit’.

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The Port Of Tilbury Community Day

The Port of Tilbury opened its doors to the local community and those from much further afield as part of its Community Day, in conjunction with Estuary 2016 the Art, Film and Literature festival run by Metal.

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ROYAL Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena arrived in Tilbury.

The passenger and cargo ship has been the only means of accessing the remote island of St Helena.

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Tilbury on the Thames Reopen Tilbury Passenger Footbridge

Tilbury on the Thames, a new community based trust, reopened the historical Passenger Footbridge during their launch at The London International Cruise Terminal in Tilbury.

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London Tilbury

Steve Lyons

Head of Cruise

Steve has worked in shipping for over 40 years and brings a wealth of understanding about the industry.

Steve was very much a container man and and was responsible for a short sea container terminal before moving to Enterprise Distribution Centre for paper where he was based for 8 years.

Cruise is just one of Steve’s jobs but he has a keen interest in the industry, and the heritage of the buildings.

Steve certainly brings a keen eye for detail and takes pride in the floral displays at the front of the cruise terminal and takes a active role as a director of the Tilbury on the Thames Trust that is working with the local community to restore and celebrate the Cruise Terminal building.



Robert Mason

Head of Cruise

Rob Mason RICS BSc Hons is a Chartered Surveyor. Upon qualifying in 2003 he managed Property portfolios for large Pension funds.

In 2008 he was employed by Forth Ports Ltd to asset manage the commercial property and head up the Port security of Forth Ports 7 Scottish Operations.

He is currently the Head of Cruise for the Scottish Operations 3 Cruise Ports and 2 Anchorages, handling around 120 vessel calls and 140,000 passengers annually.

Forth Ports is the largest Port operator in Scotland and 3rd largest in the UK, 50% of Scotland's GDP in goods going through its ports and estuaries.