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Stockholm is investing $17m in the future

Stockholm is investing in a new cruise pier at Frihamnen, F627, which is due to be ready for the 2016 season. It will be 260m long and have a depth alongside of 10m. In addition it continues to consider the purchase of a floating pier along the lines of SeaWalk in Nynashamn which is 60km south of Stockholm. With about 30 tender calls a year this...Read more

Kristiansund draught improved

The draught alongside at Kristiansund has been increased from 9.5m to 10.5m. There are two berths, one of 366m and one of 205m. There is a plan to extend the longer one so that it can take two smaller ships at once. This would be achieved by installing a dolphin but talks are still taking place as to whether the extension should be by a further...Read more

Bekkjarvik welcomes its very first cruiseship

On June 21 Bekkjarvik received its first cruiseship call when Ponant Cruises’ Le Boreal visited. Arriving at 0750, 216 passengers disembarked with half taking tours and the rest enjoying the town independently. The most popular excursion was a guided walking tour by the sea which included a church visit. She departed at 1200. The small Norwegian...Read more

Dublin awaits go-ahead to cater to larger vessels

In October 2014 planning permission was submitted for a E200m infrastructure development by Dublin Port Company (DPC) which will be funded by its own resources. The plan is to cut a piece off the existing quay in order to create a turning basin which would allow for a 330m-long cruiseship to come in. A decision has been made not to build a...Read more

Passenger survey in Eidfjord of Hardangerfjord

During the summer season in Eidfjord a survey was conducted of visitors arriving on eight calls. Of passengers visiting 58% were from the UK, 28% from Germany and 7% from North America. The average passenger visiting Eidfjord reported a household income of E56,000 and was about 58 years old. It was the first visit for 94% of the passengers, 93% of...Read more

Lyngdal working on ISPS approval

In 2014 Lyngdal was happy to receive its first cruiseship call when Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Europa arrived in port. This year Phoenix Reisen’s Albatros will be calling twice, once in August and then again in September. It has now been confirmed that recognised security organisation, Nordic Crisis Management, is working in close collaboration with the...Read more

Klaksvik discusses quay extension

Klaksvik is expecting 11 calls this year beginning June 1 and ending October 23. Those visiting include Saga Pearl, Celebrity Eclipse, Brilliance of the Seas and AIDAluna. All but one are spending a full day in the port. About 23,000 passengers are expected of which roughly 60% will take tours to all over the Faroe Islands while the balance will...Read more

Parnu upgrades facilities to attract calls

Parnu has yet to book a call but dredging is due to begin in July to increase the channel depth most probably to 8m. The privately-owned Port of Parnu is investing E4.5m into this project and a further E1.7m on reconstructing the 250m-long quay which will be completed prior to the dredging. The city quay is only two to three minutes walk from the...Read more

Aalborg inaugurates welcome centre with Viking call

Aalborg inaugurated a new welcome centre on May 20 when Viking Ocean Cruises’ first ship, Viking Star, called for the first time. Located at the end of the cruise gangway, it connects the seaside and landside as passengers disembark after sailing on the Limfjord. Here they will be welcomed by the information staff who are ready to answer questions...Read more

Viking Ocean Cruises christens its first ship in Bergen

On May 17 Viking Ocean Cruises chose Bergen to host the christening of its first ship, 930-passenger Viking Star. The ship’s arrival marked the first time in 10 years that a Norwegian-flagged cruiseship is homeporting Norway’s second largest city. Mayor Trude Drevland, served as Godmother and a concert by performers all having connections with...Read more