New member: Hareid

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 16:47 by ce-press

Hareid in Norway is a cruise destination in development and, as yet, has had no cruise calls. However it has local and regional ferry calls and so has plenty of experience of handling passengers.

There is one quay, Hareid Godsterminal, of about 120m length and 6-7m draught, just 100m from the village centre.

The quay is ISPS ready. Potable water and waste disposal facilities are available. LSF and LNG can be provided as necessary.

There are two anchorage options to facilitate ships of all sizes. The tender quay is about 800m away.

There is a small passenger terminal with rest rooms and food and beverage available. Tourist information and additional rest rooms are available in the Town Hall nearby.

The port authorities are planning for a separate deepwater cruise quay close to the village centre. Bent Arild Grytten, harbour master Hareid Kommune, comments: “We are also investigating the possibility of installing a floating quay - Sea Walk - instead. In addition there is a third option being considered, which is also close to the village centre.

“Detail projecting must be done before further specifications can be released. The municipal council must approve the final plans before the project can be launched.”

In addition additional terminal functions with crew facilities are being planned and onshore power is being discussed. Free WiFi will be made available in the village centre alongside shops and cafes.

Hareid is a cruise destination under development, with port regulations being updated to be consistent with cruiseship calls, explains Grytten. In terms of costs, the intention is to keep prices competitive and according to industry standard.

The nearest airports are located in Alesund/Vigra and Hovden. Shore excursions are being developed but nearby attractions include The Polar Museum (five minutes), the bird island of Runde (35 minutes) and the tiny village of Hjoerundfjorden by boat.
New member: Hareid
Harbour master Grytten greets the Norwegian King and Queen on the tender quay (c) Hareid Kommune

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