BERGEN - THE GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY - THE NUMBER ONE NORWEGIAN PORT OF CALL
This year Port of Bergen received 296 cruise ship calls with 490 546 passengers to our city.
This number of passengers is the best ever.
In 2017 we will once more set new record in cruise calls, with, per today 325 calls, and we expect the passenger numbers to increase to more than half a million.
Port of Bergen will examine arrangements for the management of waste from cruise ships by using barges. It will reduce traffic on the docks, not disturb the passengers and Dangerous situations will be avoided.
As a pilot Project Bergen International Seamen's Center has started a local welfare service located in Bergen harbor, Festningskaien, and about 3.500 crew members visited the center from the opening in May to the last cruise call in November.
Port of Bergen har invested in 200 ton bollards on the quay areas, Bontelabo, Skolten, Jekteviken and Dokken. We are ready to welcome the largest cruise ships to our port.
A new and important business for Bergen is turnaround calls. Port of Bergen can offer a large, functional and accessible terminal for turnaround calls. In 2017, Bergen will handle 38 turnaround calls.
With direct flights from and to Bergen International Airport to more than 60 cities, Bergen is a Perfect turnaround point, with direct flights, daily departures for Hurtigruten and railway lines.
Coming up next year; the 2017 UCI Road World Championships on the 16-24 September.