Record number of cruise tourists in Norway
Next year will be even better, and in the next ten years we expect 50% growth, says Cruise Norway managing director Georg Angell-Hansen.
- It seems that we get more of the cruise market because we're in a quiet corner of the world. In addition, cruise lines make more money on this destination than anywhere else in the world, says Angell-Hansen.
Oslo and Northern Norway show the sharpest increases in cruise traffic. Bergen is still Norway's largest cruise port and is expected to reach 212 arrivals this year - also a new record.
Only the US have more cruise ports than Norway - which has 35 along the coast, says Angell-Hansen. He thinks Norway in the long run could operate as many as 50 cruise ports.