BERGEN - THE NUMBER ONE NORWEGIAN PORT OF CALL
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 14:25 by bergen
Today, Bergen has the last cruise ship call to Bergen with MV Marco Polo.The season started on the 22nd of February with MV Boudicca, and totally Bergen has had 311 cruise ships calls, with 453 372 passengers, up from last year at 1,56%.Bergen had 12 first calls this season.Furthermore, 24 cruise ships calls were more than 100 000 gross tons. Seven calls, had Bergen as the only destination in Norway, coming from and went to a foreign port.In 2012 we had 321 calls with a passenger count of 446 406 passangers. Despite fewer calls, the passenger numbers have increased. This means that we are visited by larger cruise ships.The nationalities shows that Germany brought most of the passengers to Bergen, the amount is 153 015, UK as number two with 129 687, Spain 35 305 and as number four USA with 29 726.It shows an increase for both USA and Germany compared to 2012. The rest of the nationalites have decreased.
Bergen has for many years seen a significant increase in the number of cruise ship calls and passengers, and is now ranked on the World's top 50 cruise port of call by passengers number in 2012.
Port of Bergen had the T/A operations for MV Grand Mistral this year with a total of 5 T/A calls.
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