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2016 was a record year for Blue Water Cruise Agency with 59 port calls in Denmark, 78 in Greenland and four in Norway
Manager Cruise Agency, Blue Water Copenhagen
Increased focus on this activity has produced results, and our unique set-up and joint sales with Marine Logistics open up new opportunities for servicing the clients – offering a more all-inclusive service.
“Prosperity in the cruise industry in general results in an increase in port calls from existing cruise lines and an increased interest in new destinations. One day in July, we had three cruise ships in the port of Copenhagen making turnaround simultaneously – approx. 6,500 passengers each way”, says Hans Chen Braas, Manager Cruise Agency, Blue Water Copenhagen.
For the first time, we have had calls from cruise ships in Norway where we handled the beautiful sailing ship “Sea Cloud II” four times - in Kristiansand, Stavanger and Bergen.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holding appointed us agents in Greenland where we also provided services to Viking Cruises’ first port calls.
In Copenhagen we have become agents for Disney Cruise Line. Copenhagen is Disney’s home port for cruises in the Baltic Sea. Also, two Fjord Line vessels called at Copenhagen at New Year. This was the first time that the port of Copenhagen played host port to New Year cruises.
“In 2017, we expect an increase in the number of port calls, larger ships and more passengers. “Norwegian Getaway” will be the biggest ship, making 18 turnarounds in Copenhagen in 2017, with more than 4,500 passengers on board in the peak season.
Blue Water is represented in all the Nordic and North Atlantic countries and makes a determined effort to be able to service cruise lines in the entire region – with special focus on Iceland and Norway. Cruises in Greenland is increasingly popular and we are very active in this development”, says Hans Chen Braas.