Figures for 2017 show that Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has hosted 325 ships and 850,000 passengers at Copenhagen, a new passenger record, which is partly the result of the ships being larger.
“Last season we welcomed 15 larger ships, each with around 4,000 passengers. That number increased many times over this year, as we welcomed 55 such ships.” says Arnt Møller Pedersen, COO Cruise & Ferries, Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.
Of the visits, 153 were turnaround calls, where passengers start or end their cruise in Copenhagen. During the season, CMP hosted to 72 different vessels from 36 shipping companies.
“The last call of the summer season was made by the ship Aidavita at Langelinie. We now have six Christmas and New Year cruises scheduled before the season finally comes to an end,” says Arnt Møller Pedersen.
Next year the number of ships calling at Copenhagen will rise to 337 and the number of expected passengers to 875,000. At the same time, CMP will host nine ships at Malmö with a total of 10,000 passengers.
Operations will be extended next April when the new cruise terminal in Visby opens and CMP takes over its operation. Visby is expected to welcome 90,000 passengers in 2018, twice the level it saw this year.