The prognosis for the cruise traffic to Northern Norway and Svalbard shows that the 11 cruise ports in the world’s northernmost cruise region are facing a pronounced growth. The number of calls is projected to increase by a full 20 per cent, while the number of passengers on board will rise 14 per cent.
Cruise Northern Norway and Svalbard will repeat the success of February this year when we arranged our first FAM trip focusing on winter cruise. Consequently, we wish to invite relevant cruise lines on a FAM trip in beautiful surroundings to study shorex products in the world’s northernmost cruise region.
18 Oct Arctic Sea Tourism
CNNS has recently become a partner of a three-year EU-financed project with the goal of developing cruise tourism to Northwest Russia. Stakeholders from Northern Norway, Finland and Russia will contribute to the ports in Murmansk and Arkhangelsk gaining a better understanding of the cruise industry, as well as ensuring the various cruise ports are better equipped to deliver port calls in accordance with western standards.
The 2017 cruise season was the second best in history for the world’s northernmost cruise region with a 17% increase in passenger numbers compared with the previous year. In total, 420,000 passengers arrived at the 12 ports in Northern Norway and Svalbard.
For the first time in history, the Cunard cruise line’s MS Queen Elizabeth will call at the cruise destinations of Narvik and Bodø in 2018. These ports are the northernmost to be called at on this voyage, allowing the cruise line to offer completely new experiences and attractions to its passengers.