Stockholm celebrates record cruise year

Passengers on land longer than European average

Stockholm finished a successful cruise season this week, with a record number of ships and passengers visiting the port in 2013.

In the city’s six-month cruise season from April to October, 278 ships called in at Stockholm, bringing 485,000 passengers to the city, an increase of 4% on the same period in 2012.

Stockholm Cruise Port is also gaining a ground as a turnaround port, it said in a statement, with 47 ships embarking and disembarking in Stockholm during the season.

“Cruising is hugely important to Stockholm’s economy, so we are delighted to have had such a successful year,” Claudia Quas, project manager for the Stockholm Cruise Network, commented.

“We are very proud that our city is a big attraction to many cruisers; in fact, a recent survey showed that 97% of passengers go ashore in Stockholm and spend an average of 5.9 hours on land, compared to a European average of 87% and 4.8 hours. The UK forms a significant part of these numbers, as it is the third largest cruise market for Stockholm, after Germany and the USA.”

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[pictured: Skeppsbron; photo by Ola Ericson/]


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