Cruise Europe

Cruise Europe is a business to business network of cruise ports and destinations in Northern & Atlantic Europe. We started in 1991 with 27 members as the first cruise industry network in Europe, and have now grown to around 140 members in over 20 countries. On behalf of our members we provide the broader cruise industry with a professional and reliable partnership adding value for the cruise lines and their guests.

Port of the day

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129 ports

22 mio. passengers

20 countries

Welcome messages



Chairman Cruise Europe

As Chairman of Cruise Europe I welcome you to our region. The development of sustainable cruise tourism for visiting guests and control of its development is a primary objective for our members in the Cruise Europe Region. Capacity through port infrastructure and facilities is a challenge for every region due to the evolution of ship designs with bigger ships placing increasing demands on ports and destinations. Our members are at the forefront in addressing this issue. We share the same sustainability objectives of the cruise lines which is the key to our future development and success, which is not solely based on the economic aspect at the expense of the people in the destination. The Cruise Europe region is cognisant of its environmental stewardship which it shares with the visiting cruise lines and their guests. Communication of that stewardship is a vital component for our industry. That objective needs to be constantly to the fore and Cruise Europe can play a vital role in this communication through cooperation and collaboration with all stakeholders on behalf of its members.

Jens Skrede

Jens Skrede

Cruise Europe Managing Director

Cruise Europe as an organization is unique in its structure, diversity and geographical spread. It extends along the most beautiful coastlines from Lisbon to St Petersburg, Svalbard and Iceland. Our membership is now close to 140 port and associate members. This level of diversity contributes in making Cruise Europe a dynamic organization, a vital link between our members and the cruise industry. Welcome to our new website.

Associated member companies

European Cruise Services
BLB Cruises & Shorex
Hamilton Shipping (Port Services) Ltd
Excursions Ireland
SCH (Southampton Cargo Handling)
De Buck Agency
Solent Stevedores Ltd
SDK Cruise
Excursions Limited
Iceland Travel
Humann & Taconet Cruise Agencies
Nautilus Port Services
PWL Port Services
Malik Supply
DMC Nordic A/S
Smart Streaming Solutions

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