Copenhagen sees record cruise year

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But even more ships and passengers are due next year
As forecast, Copenhagen saw a record number of cruise visitors this year, with 325 ships bringing in 850,000 passengers. But even more are scheduled in 2018.
High for many years on the list of cities that cruise tourists are keen to visit, next year the Danish capital will see 337 vessels carrying 875,000 passengers drop anchor.
“Aidavita was the final cruise ship to dock at Langelinie during the summer season. Now six Christmas and New Year cruises are expected before the season is completely over,” said Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO of cruise and ferries at Copenhagen Malmö Port.
Copenhagen is a popular ‘turnaround port’, where ships start and end their voyages. That is valuable for the city as it means passengers are more likely to stay overnight, spending money on land before or after their trip. Of the 325 ships visiting this year, as many as 153 are turnarounds.
Across the water, Malmö too is getting in on the action with nine ships and 10,000 passengers scheduled to stop by next year. Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland, meanwhile, will double its passenger total to 90,000 in 2018.
Copenhagen Post


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