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Oslo: 101 Calls in 2018, More in Future

The Viking Sun at OsloTraffic is consistent for Oslo this year, 101 ships are scheduled to call, matching last year’s number, which was well up from 81 in 2016. The port is marching back to its all-time high of 174 calls set in 2011, as a 20 percent increase is projected in 2019, according to Ingvar M. Mathisen, port director and CEO of the Port of Oslo. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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‘Spectacular’ Viking Jupiter naming ceremony to bring Nor-Shipping 2019 to a close



Viking Cruises (logo)Nor-Shipping and Viking are promising visitors to Oslo a night to remember on 6 June 2019, with a spectacular naming ceremony party for Viking Jupiter. The 47,800 gt Fincantieri built vessel, the latest addition to Viking’s growing fleet, will be celebrated with a public concert in front of Oslo’s imposing town hall, overlooking the city’s bustling harbour.

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




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.

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



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.

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Oslo Rebounds for 2017

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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




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.

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Oslo gets the thumbs up from its passengers



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).

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