Denmark making waves as cruise destination

Denmark1Denmark is set to welcome a record number of cruise guests to its shores in 2018, with the capital Copenhagen proving incredibly popular.

More than 1.1 million people are set to visit Denmark’s ports via cruise ships in the coming year, making it the busiest cruise season on record.

The data from CruiseCopenhagen reveals that the majority of ports will see a surge in visitor numbers, with Aarhus set to welcome 100,000 visitors.

Hundested, Kalundborg, Bornholm, and Elsinore will all welcome more guests than in previous years while Skagen in the north of the country will see cruise guest numbers double.

Of the total number of cruise visitors, an estimated 875,000 will go to ports in Copenhagen, while the figure going to other parts of the country has never been higher.

CruiseCopenhagen director Claus Bodker said that record visitor numbers will be noted across the country in 2018.

“The Danish destinations and ports have co-operated strategically to promote the destinations effectively to our partners in cruise lines and to travel suppliers worldwide,” he explained.

The Copenhagen cruise visitor numbers mean the city will be the most popular cruise destination in Northern Europe this year, and there is plenty for people to see.

The Christmas period will be exceptionally popular as seven ships are due in port, which will cap of a cruise season lasting an impressive 215 days.

Copenhagen has an exceptional public transport network, with trains, buses and the Metro all served by one ticket.

This makes it exceptionally easy to see the sights, including Tivoli Gardens amusement park, the spectacular Kronborg Castle and the 105-year-old Little Mermaid sculpture at Langelinje Pier.

There’s also the shopping area of Stroget and the colourful buildings of Nyhavn to enjoy, while just north of the city is Dyrehavsbakken – shortened to Bakken – which is home to the world’s oldest amusement park.

If you’re thinking of cruising your way around Europe in 2018, don’t forget to get European travel insurance in advance so you’re covered for all eventualities.

Date Created: 24 January 2018

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