SMS has handled the first call in Portsmouth of the ultra luxury Windstar Cruises’ vessel Star Breeze.
The 10,000 tonnes ship, akin to a superyacht, has 106 high quality outward facing suites. Her sole Portsmouth call of the season saw her disembark 200 passengers and then take on board the same number as she prepared to sail on an eight-day Northern Europe voyage taking in ports in Portugal, Northern Spain, France and Belgium.
In line with its services at Portsmouth International Port (PIP), SMS carried out mooring support along with baggage handling and stores activities for Star Breeze’s call.
With PIP ideally suited to hosting small, exclusive cruise ships, SMS is able to tailor its services to ensure a premier experience for passengers.
Cruise Manager Paulo Oliveira explained: “Boutique cruise ships such as Star Breeze provide passengers with a different kind of experience to larger cruise ships. Portsmouth’s facilities and our personalised services make for an ideal combination in handling these types of ships.”