ABP South Wales is preparing for a busy cruise season following a popular programme of passenger vessel calls in 2017.

Five cruise calls and 3500 passengers will be utilising the port facilities and services provided by ABP South Wales at the port of Cardiff (see also at CruiseMapper) between May and September 2018.

ABP South Wales prepared for busy 2018 cruise season
Caption: The CMV operated cruise vessel Marco Polo will be making three calls to Cardiff over the summer - Image courtesy of ABPorts

Richard Butler, Commercial Manager, ABP South Wales said: “We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of local and international cruise guests to the port of Cardiff over the next couple of months.”

“We are delighted that the increase of cruise calls to Cardiff in recent years has been met with such a positive response. Passengers can expect a warm welcome at our before heading off on their travels.”

Two of the vessels will be visiting the port for day calls where passengers will disembark for the day to explore key cultural attractions across South Wales.

In 2018, Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) will again give passengers the opportunity to embark on cruising holidays from Cardiff. Following the success of 2017, the CMV operated Marco Polo will make three calls at Cardiff over the summer for cruises to destinations that include Iceland, France, Ireland and the Isles of Scilly.

The full list of cruise ships calling at the port of Cardiff in 2018 is as follows:

 Date   Vessel  Can be viewed from Cardiff Bay Barrage at:
 16th May 2018   Marco Polo  7:20 and 18:30
 27th May 2018   Marco Polo  5:45 and 16:30
 1st June 2018   Marco Polo  08:30 and 19:30
 20th June 2018  MV Deutschland  11:30 and 22:00
 9th September 2018   Saga Pearl 2  6:30 and 18:30

Source: ABPorts