Cruise to Oslo – 2013 and 2014
Last years cruise season shows the following figures: 159 cruise vessels called Oslo with 298 403 passengers from 144 different nationalities on board.
Most of the passengers came from Germany – about 93 000. From USA came 43 000, the same as from Great Britain. 22 000 persons from Italy and 10 000 persons from Spain, from Canada and from France were also among the cruise tourists to Oslo.
Out of these 159 calls are there only 3 vessels which did turn around in Oslo Port, whilst 9 ships had part-turn-around. 33 ships did over-night-stay in Oslo. That seems to become more and more popular. Oslo by night has a huge variety to offer when it comes to music and entertainment.
After a yearly growth since 1995 we will see a decrease of 21 cruise calls in the Port of Oslo in 2014. That means that Port of Oslo, Visit Oslo and Oslo Cruise Network will have to join forces for marketing work in the years to come. We have to make sure that every cruise line does know that the city of Oslo can offer many interesting experiences, that the Port of Oslo gives reasonable discounts to cruise vessels and that the Oslo fjord with its interesting sights all along the 60 nautical miles is worth sailing.