Port information

(c) Kalmar


The Port of Kalmar lies in a sheltered position, adjacent to the shipping lane in Kalmar Sound. The port is fully equipped and has a long experience in receiving cruise ships. Smaller cruise ships moor at the dedicated cruise quay Elevatorkajen in the city center, whereas larger cruise ships anchor just south of the port. There is a new-built jetty for tenders right in the city center.

In Kalmar we have a one ship a day and first-booked first-served policy in order to be able to deliver a high quality experience. When cruise ships call we offer a free Cruise Welcoming Area - with tourist information service, free WiFi and a crew area.

Kalmar is one of Sweden’s oldest cities, and has received the Europa Nostra award twice for the town’s historical and well-preserved atmosphere. Stroll about in the 17th-century downtown area and meet the people at the city’s many outdoor cafés and restaurants, in the beautiful city park or in the charming Krusenstiernska garden.

Port attractions

  1.  Kalmar Castle

    Kalmar Castle is one of the best preserved Renaissance castles in Scandinavia. With a history that stretches back to the 12th century, it represents over 800 years of brotherhood and blood.
  2.  Royal Warship Kronan (Kalmar County Museum)

    This royal warship was one of Sweden´s largest warships, which exploded and sank in 1686 during a battle off the coast of the Island of Oland.
  3.  Island of Öland

    The nearby Island of Öland, embraced by the glittering Baltic Sea, boasts mystical, ancient ruins, windmills and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  4.  Kingdom of Crystal (region west of Kalmar)

    Close to Kalmar, in the province of Småland there's a Kingdom of Crystal, a place where you can immerse yourself in the fragile beauty of glass.

Port views

Destination Kalmar
Destination Kalmar
Kingdom of Crystal
Destination Kalmar

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Port facts

Nautical information

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Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
✔ Closed loop
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
✔ Road tanker (truck) on the quay
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Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
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Disconnection time
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Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
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Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Pernilla Bernhardsson, Port security officer
Barlastgatan 10
SE 391 28 Kalmar
+46 724637592

Page last updated: 2023-11-08 12:12


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