A NKr7m (E0.73m) investment to improve the pier infrastructure in Olden this year is proving successful. The installation of two bollards provides comfort and safety for the larger vessels arriving the Norwegian port.
This year, Arendal, which is in southern Norway, will have seven calls, up from two last year, and so far five calls are booked for 2016, including Crystal, Fred. Olsen and Saga, while it is expecting as many as 12 to 14 calls for 2017. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
“We are expecting this year’s cruise season to be on par with last year,” said Synnøve Johnsen, cruise coordinator of Port of Alesund, “although a few less calls and passengers. We had a steady increase in cruise traffic up to 2014.”
With the world’s second longest coast line stretching more than 100,000 kilometers, Norway offers unique possibilities for sailing schedules with various lengths and content year-round, according to Sandra Diana Bratland, managing director of Cruise Norway. (cruiseindustrynews.com)