Recent significant investment in a new passenger terminal and improved berthing at Portsmouth International Port is paying dividends with an increasing number of cruise ship callers. While the number of visitors is increasing year on year it’s still unusual to have two ships call on the same day. Today was one of those rare days.
The port hosted calls by two small but very different vessels. First in was Passat Kreuzfahrten’s MV Delphin (1975/16,214 gt). The traditional 400-passenger ship is Hamburg-based and serves the German market. It was later followed by the Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship, MV Fram (2006/12,700 gt). She is named after the original ship of the name used by the famous Norwegian polar explorers, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen.