With the belief increased cruise traffic to Russia will also lead to more sailings along the coast of Northern Norway, CNNS hosted a FAM trip to Arkhangelsk, the Solovetsky Islands and Murmansk in April 2015. Russia is an exciting destination offering great attractions and a rich and dramatic history.
14 Jun Cruising into Russia
During the summer of 2015 Costa neoRomantica has called at completely new destinations in the north, all of which are located within a small radius. A total of eight itineraries will call at Bodø, Narvik, Vesterålen and Lofoten. “That’s exactly how we hope the cruise ships will make use of Northern Norway in the future,” says the Managing Director of CNNS, Erik Joachimsen.
In early June the Spanish cruise line Pullmantur started a series of cruises that involve turnaround operations in Northern Norway. This is a ground-breaking way of implementing cruise itineraries and one which Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard (CNNS) believes will become a new trend in the northernmost part of Europe.
Five years ago the cruise ports in Northern Norway and Svalbard made an important decision by agreeing to form a regional cruise network. By joining forces, they aimed to strengthen the individual ports. Cruise North has chatted with two of the people behind the creation of Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard, Harriet Willassen (Port of Tromsø) and Åse-Lill Barstad (Visit North Cape).
CRUISE NORTH MAGAZINE: Erik Joachimsen
This is a travelogue from a wonderful “work holiday” in our beautiful region. I can never get enough of Northern Norway.
CNNS / Erik Joachimsen (Text & Photos)
13 May CNNS FAM-trip to Russia
During the last week of April 2015, Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard hosted a FAM-trip to Arkhangelsk and Solovetsky at the White Sea. A posttrip was also conducted to Murmansk close to the Norwegian border in the north, and to city of Kirkenes in the very North East of Norway.
Questions regarding cruise opportunities in Northern Norway and North West Russia may be submitted to CNNS / Managing director, Erik Joachimsen
Cruise Norway, in cooperation with CNNS, has hosted the very first FAM trip for cruise lines focusing on winter cruise. The trip, which took place in early March 2015, included stops at the North Cape and in Alta, Tromsø, Narvik and Bodø.
There were many magical moments and CNNS hopes there will be more FAM trips like this in Norway. CNNS has shared a photo gallery of the FAM trip here. Enjoy!
12 Mar Cruise North Magazine 2015
Launching a new edition of CNNS’ Cruise North magazine during Cruise Shipping Miami has become a good tradition and 2015 will be no exception. In the 2015 edition, you will be able to read about innovative shore excursions, exciting new itineraries, the cruise network in Spitsbergen and much more. We will distribute copies of this third edition to our contacts during the trade fair.
You can also click on this link to read a digital edition of the magazine.
As usual CNNS will be well represented at Cruise Shipping Miami on March 16 – 19, 2015. You will find us at Cruise Norway’s booth # 831.
This provides you with the opportunity to have a pleasant chat about the opportunities that lie in adding more itineraries to Northern Norway and Svalbard.
The following cruise destinations will be represented: Spitsbergen/LongyearbyenNorth Cape/Honningsvåg, Hammerfest, Alta, Tromsø, Harstad, Sortland (Vesterålen), Narvik and Bodø. If your cruise line wants to pre-schedule meetings with one or more ports, please make direct contact with the relevant cruise destination. Please contact managing director at CNNS, Erik Joachimsen, for contact details.
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