Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard

4 Feb FAM-trip to Nortwest Russia

In April/May 2015, CNNS will conduct an exclusive FAM trip to city of Arkhangelsk and to the famoous islands of Solovetsky in the White Sea.


4 Feb Costa calls smaller destinations in Northern Norway

Costa neoROMANTICA will call at Leknes (Lofoten), Sortland (Vesterålen), Narvik and Bodø in the summer of 2015.


4 Feb CNNS at Cruise Shipping Miami

As usual CNNS will be well represented at Cruise Shipping Miami on March 10 -13, 2014. You will find us at Cruise Norway’s booth # 831. The following cruise destinations will be represented: North Cape/Honningsvåg, Hammerfest, Alta, Tromsø, Harstad, Lofoten Narvik, Bodø and Brønnøysund. If your shipping line wants to pre-schedule meetings with one or more ports, please contact the Managing Director of CNNS, Erik Joachimsen, or make direct contact with the relevant cruise destination(s).

The complete list of participants:

Prytz Olsen Leif Gustav Cruise Port North Cape
Barstad Åse Lill Cruise Port North Cape
Jernsletten Hege North Cape Turnaround Port
Iversen Knut-Arne Hammerfest (+ Alta)
Joachimsen Erik Lofoten (Leknes/Svolvær)
Willassen Harriet Port of Tromsø
Hagenlund Ivar Port of Harstad
Mathisen Ingvar M. Port of Bodø
Karlsen Tom Cato Municipality of Bodø
Willumsen Erlend Port of Bodø
Kristoffersen Sølvi H. Port of Brønnøysund (+ Narvik)



16 Dec Winter Cruise 2014

Ever since Saga Ruby made her first winter call in Northern Norway in 2009, winter cruise has shown an upward trend.


16 Dec Undiscovered opportunities in the north

CNNS is satisfied to see that turnaround operations are increasing in Northern Norway. The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur’s plans for 2015 in particular demonstrate that the visions we have for the region now appear to be being realised.


14 Oct Follow CNNS at Instagram

Northern Norway is “powered by nature”, and our Instagram account is powered by amazing images from all our cruise destinations.

Please follow us on Instagram by using @cruisenorthernnorwaysvalbard #cnns

14 Oct Narvik investing in cruise, train and alpine skiing

All the assets of Narvikfjellet, including the alpine ski centre and cable car in Narvik, will soon have one owner. This is the start of a massive investment in tourism in the city of Narvik.

CNNS: Erik Joachimsen

Narvik Travel Development (NRU) recently presented Narvik’s plans for investment in alpine skiing, cruise and train. With good support from Innovation Norway and financing via capital-intensive companies, NRU will develop “Europe’s most urban alpine ski resort”.


10 Oct Norway breaking the mould on year-round cruising

Traditional cruise seasons in Northern Europe are changing and bringing about a breakthrough for winter cruising to Norway, the final panel session of the Seatrade Europe 2013 conference concluded.

(Originally published by Seatrade Insider / editor Mary Bond, with permission to publish at

Wenche Nygård Eeg, managing director of Cruise Norway, said that Norway was dynamically turning into a year-round destination with a rapidly increasing number of calls in the off-season.

The first winter cruise to Norway took place in 2009 with a visit of Saga responding to a targetted marketing initiative of Cruise Norway.


23 Aug Pilotage service and compulsory pilotage in Svalbard

As of 1st July 2012 the Pilotage Act and regulations issued pursuant to the act were made applicable to Svalbard, thus introducing the state pilotage service, compulsory pilotage and PEC on Svalbard.


24 Jul Festivals, concerts and other events in Northern Norway

CNNS wishes to promote festivals, concerts and events to cruiseliners and cruise agents, since we notice that many customers focuses on destinations.

In the following you will find an overview of each of our cruise ports, with months and links to the main events during the year. For Svalbard the events takes place mostly in winter.

Please contact CNNS for further information or contact details.