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Haugesund, Norway, Starts a Record Cruise Season
Haugesund, Norway, has announced 18 cruise calls for the upcoming season, bringing some 23,000 passengers to the destination, up from 8,000 last yer and 7,500 in 2013. “We are looking forward to the increased number of calls and more passengers, including ships that have not visited us before,” said Vigleik Dueland, head of the local board of tourism. “That we are starting the season with calls at Skudeneshavn is particularly welcome,” he added, “as our tours there from the cruise terminal in Haugesund have been very popular.” Port Director Tore Gautesen said that the port is ready for the season and will now also be able to accommodate cruise ships on the east side of the Garpeskjaer Pier, meaning that two ships will able to call at the same time. The largest to call this year will be Mein Schiff 4 which will be in Haugesund three times during the summer. In addition, the Costa NeoRomantica will be calling five times. Other callers include P&O’s Adonia, calling twice; Phoenix Reisen’s Amadea, Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca, Plantour’s Hamburg and Silversea’s Silver Cloud.
Fred Olsen’s Balmoral puts Haugesund on the cruise map
Haugesund, situated between Stavanger and Bergen in the heart of Norway’s south-western cruise region, on May 22, 2013 received its first cruise ship with a visit by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral. In 2013, the port is expecting five calls in total, three more by Fred Olsen’s Balmoral in June, August and September and a June visit by Swan Hellenic’s Minerva.News schreiben