Posts Tagged ‘Oslo’

Oslo, With Two New Key Appointments, Renews Focus On Cruise

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed port director at the Port of Oslo

Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed port director at the Port of Oslo

Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed port director at the Port of Oslo. The board of directors was very clear it wanted the focus to be on the core business, ie port development and increasing cargo and passenger throughput. Mathisen previously held the same position at the Port of Bodo, where he remained for 12 years. (more…)

AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference examines growth, challenges and opportunities

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Glaciers, ice-filled waters and polar bears are some of the sights that draw tourists to the Arctic. (Photo: Frigg Jørgensen, AECO)

Arctic expedition cruising is more popular than ever. New vessels, technology, operators and customer groups will shape the sector’s development in the years to come. This week, major operators and other stakeholders gather in Oslo to discuss how the industry should manage growth. (more…)

AECO’s 15th Arctic Cruise Conference – Registration Open

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is having this year’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference and annual dinner in Oslo Wednesday October 18th. (more…)

Oslo Rebounds for 2017

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The Port of Oslo, Norway, is looking forward to 102 calls next year, up from 81 this year and approximately 155,000 passengers. The record year was 2011 with 170 calls. (

AECO to present the program for this year’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference in Oslo

Friday, August 26th, 2016

AECO’s Annual Cruise Conference has gathered the international Arctic expedition cruise industry, government officials and other stakeholder connected to Arctic cruise tourism every year since 2003. This year the conference will take place October 12 in Oslo.

Norway: Oslo: ‘Vibrant Nordic Ambiance’

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Oslo will welcome eight first-time cruise visits in 2015, part of a 105 calls and 205,000 passenger season for Norway’s biggest city. (

AECO: Celebrating 10 years of Sustainable Expedition Cruises

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in Oslo Oct. 15 and 16. (

Oslo News: 2013 Traffic Up Slightly; Green Port

Friday, August 9th, 2013

The Port of Oslo has announced it expects to post 161 cruise calls and 33 overnight stays during the 2013 season with approximately 305 000 passengers. (

Oslo gets the thumbs up from its passengers

Monday, March 18th, 2013

In 2012, 91% of cruise passengers said Oslo met or exceeded their expectations, according to a survey of eight ships and about 2,000 passengers and crew conducted by G P Wild (International). (more…)

Cruise Baltic to redefine standards of cruise ports

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Cruise Baltic’s last gathering of the year took place in Oslo over a period of two days during 31 October and 1 November, attended by representatives from all of its partner ports. (

Former cruise passengers to Oslo return for over 700,000 guest nights in 2011

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The Institute of Transport Economics carried out a survey in 2011 of foreign tourists to Norway with results showing that about 80,000 tourists had visited Norway previously on a cruise.

Cruise Port Partnership between Oslo and Hamburg

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The cruise ports Oslo and Hamburg have formed a leisure partnership not only to strengthen itineraries between both port cities, but also to exchange knowledge. Background is the steady growth of German cruise passengers cruising to Norway.

Pilots’ strike in Oslo turns many ships to Gothenburg

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Last week, striking pilots brought Oslofjorden to a standstill. The cruise ships that were scheduled to visit Oslofjorden are now searching for new ports of call. (

Update: Strikes Spread to Norway’s Fjord Ports; Cause Further Itinerary Changes

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

The pilot strikes in Norway which closed Oslo Fjord Port have spread to ports along the west coast of the country including Tromsø and Alesund. (

Labor Strike Hits Oslo Cruise Calls

Friday, May 25th, 2012

As labor negotiations on behalf of public employees collapsed today, 25,000 to 30,000 Norwegians went on strike, including 42 pilots in the Oslofjord. (

The Oslo season keeps on growing

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

By the year end, Oslo will have welcomed an estimated 310,000 passengers on 174 calls. The nationality split is different this year compared to former years.

Cruise Oslo Network Update

Monday, August 29th, 2011

With 142 cruise visits completed this season, more than 200 000 cruise guests have visited Oslo so far this year, according to the latest Oslo Cruise Network Newsletter. (

From Oslo, a gentle appeal to cruise lines

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

On a day when more than 100,000 people converged in the Norwegian capital to remember those killed in Friday’s twin attacks, an Oslo port official expressed her hope that ships will keep coming and a top cruise executive of Norwegian heritage pledged they will. (

Oslo city centre bomb: MSC reports Orchestra passengers safe onboard

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

A bomb caused a powerful blast that rocked a key government building in central Oslo this afternoon (about 3.20pm), killing at least two and injuring several others, according to news reports. (

Oslo Cruise Network calls for seven cruise quays by 2025

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Oslo Cruise Network believes that any expansion of the city’s cruise facilities should envisage seven cruise quays (6 + 1 reserve) by 2025 and that the primary quays should be located in the Akershus area closest to the city centre. (

Lower Prices for Calling in Oslo in 2011

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Especially for bigger vessels, from 65,000 tons, there will be a 14% reduction in pilot costs. For small vessels approx 12,000 tons, the reduction will be 5%. (

Oslo Plans for Six Dedicated Berths

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

In Norway, the Oslo Cruise Network is expecting some 180 cruise calls in 2011, compared to 150 calls in 2010. (

Overnight stays in Oslo up by 116% in 2011

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Oslo will have 41 overnight stays in 2011, up from 19 this year, an increase of 116%. Passenger numbers are estimated at 320,000 compared to 261,000 in 2010.