Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard

12 Mar Cruise Norway Winter FAM-trip 2015

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

Cruise North 2015 Cover


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.



9 Mar 3D animation of turnaround port

A new 3D animation of the North Cape Turnaroundport is ready for Cruise Shipping Miami 2015. This animation has been designed to show the ground handling facilities.


9 Mar CNNS-members at Cruise Shipping Miami

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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10 Dec Good increase for cruise traffic in the north

The cruise season is lasting increasingly longer as more ships visit Northern Norway to experience the Northern Lights and winter. This is a major contributor to the good growth in a number of destinations in the region.


11 Nov Pullmantur`s turnarounds in the North

Calls in 2015 sold out in record time: CEO Andreas Storl in European Cruise Service AS can inform that Spanish Pullmantur, with the cruise ship MS Empress and its two turnarounds in Lakselv – and three in Bodø – in June 2015, sold out in record time.


6 Nov Cruise Norway and CNNS to cooperate more closely

Cruise Norway and Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard have recently signed a cooperation agreement. The objective of this agreement is to develop positive collaboration between the parties, which will benefit our members.


19 Aug Northcape Turnaroundport

Lakselv is where Lapland meets the Barents Sea. Just a few hours voyage from the North Cape, Northcape Turnaroundport establishes a port which can accommodate all kinds of cruise ship.


13 Aug Creative Itineraries – Increased capacity at no cost

Northern Norway and Svalbard is the realm of the Midnight Sun. As there is daylight around the clock in summer, it is possible to exploit the capacity of the ports in a completely different way than is currently the case.


13 Aug Turnaround port casting off

NorthCape Turnaroundport AS has ordered a Seawalk XT scheduled for delivery in May 2015. Four weeks later MS Empress will sail into the Porsangerfjord and become the first cruise ship to call at the North Cape Turnaround Port. This will also be the largest turnaround operation ever performed so far north.