A new Board was elected at the annual general meeting of CNNS in Tromsø earlier this year. Emphasis was attached to the Board having expertise from ports and the tourism industry, as well as geographical representation from throughout the cruise region.
18 Oct New Board of CNNS
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.