Kristiansand (Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
20:37 27 Jul 2017

Coordinates
58.14402 N, 7.98637 E

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Kristiansand is a major port city in Norway, located on the country's southern coast). By population (around 90,000, metro over 155,000), the city is ranked Norway's 5th largest - following Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, and Trondheim. Port Kristiansand is very often mistaken with Kristiansund (a Hurtigruten ferry port located on Norway's western coast).

Port Kristiansand (Norway) cruise port

The town faces the waters of Skagerrak at the entrance to Baltic Sea. This is a small 17th century town with wide streets, lively fishing harbour, market, boat / yacht marinas, restaurants and shops, traditional wooden houses.

The town was named after Christian IV of Denmark (1577-1648), who founded it in 1641. Until 1877, the town's name was written "Christianssand" and "Christiansand". Today, the city is connected with 4 main roads: E18 (from the capital Oslo), E39 (from Stavanger), National Road 9 (from Evje) and National Road 41 (from Telemark). Norwegian National Road 41 also connects the town with the international airport Kristiansand Airport (located approx 16 km / 10 ml by road). The large Varodd Bridge (part of European Road E18) stretches over the Topdalsfjorden (fjord's length is 12 km / 7,5 ml).

Tourism is important for the local economy, the summer season being the most popular. Among the city's best tourist attractions are its Zoo and Amusement Park (Norway's largest zoo, visited by over 900,000 people annually). Other popular destinations are Markens Street (downtown's main street), Bystranda (sand beach in Kvadraturen), Hamresanden (the city's longest beach, between Hanesand the airport), Hamresanden Camping (family camp site) and Somstranda (nudist beach). In the summer, once per week here is hosted a free musical concert. Outside the city is located Norway's largest mall - Sorlandssenteret.

The list of largest local businesses includes:

  • Christianssands Bryggeri (estbl 1859 brewery producing beer and soft drinks - all made with spring water)
  • Sorlandschips (Norwegian crisps brand, one of the country's most popular potato chip brands)
  • Dampbageriet (estbl 1862 large bakery chain with 4 stores in the city)
  • Hennig-Olsen Iskremfabrikk (Norwegian ice-cream company)
  • Kristiansand Dyrepark (zoo selling most giraffe in Europe)
  • Sorlandsparken (industrial shopping park outside the city, covering an area of approx 0,67 km2 (0,26 ml)
  • Sparebanken Sor (estbl 1824 savings bank, one of the first opened in Norway)
  • shipbuilding companies -  Kristiansands Mekaniske Verksted, P. Hpivolds Mekaniske Verksted.

Highlights: 17th century resort town, White wooden houses, Folk Museum

Kristiansand cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Kristiansand dock at a dedicated pier located within easy walking distance of the town, and near a modern yacht marina complex with shops and restaurants. There is a  scenic road train (trucking vehicle) that takes cruise ship tourists from the terminal and around the city.

The built in 1660 circular fortress with 15 ft / 4,5 m thick walls is a short walk along the waterfront promenade, passing through a beautiful park. Further on, passing the sand beach, Otra River Park has a nature trail track along the river bank. Don't miss the chance to see the Kristiansand Cathedral - Norway's 3rd largest church.

The Kristiansand cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Kristiansand, Norway.

If you lose the Kristiansand location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Kristiansand cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kristiansand, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Saturday
1 July, 2017
MS Midnatsol(arriving at 01 Jul - departing at 01 Jul)
AIDAdiva(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
2 July, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 02 Jul - departing at 02 Jul)
Independence Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Monday
3 July, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 03 Jul - departing at 03 Jul)
Tuesday
4 July, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 04 Jul - departing at 04 Jul)
Wind Surf(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 13:00)
Wednesday
5 July, 2017
Costa Favolosa(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 05 Jul)
MS Polarlys(arriving at 05 Jul - departing at 05 Jul)
Thursday
6 July, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 06 Jul - departing at 06 Jul)
Silver Cloud(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 18:00)
Friday
7 July, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 07 Jul - departing at 07 Jul)
Saturday
8 July, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 08 Jul - departing at 08 Jul)
Sea Cloud II(arriving at 08 Jul - departing at 08 Jul)
Sunday
9 July, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 09 Jul - departing at 09 Jul)
Monday
10 July, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 10 Jul - departing at 10 Jul)
Tuesday
11 July, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 11 Jul - departing at 11 Jul)
Wednesday
12 July, 2017
Costa Favolosa(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 12 Jul)
MS Midnatsol(arriving at 12 Jul - departing at 12 Jul)
Thursday
13 July, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 13 Jul - departing at 13 Jul)
Friday
14 July, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 14 Jul - departing at 14 Jul)
Saturday
15 July, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 15 Jul - departing at 15 Jul)
Sunday
16 July, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 16 Jul - departing at 16 Jul)
Monday
17 July, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 17 Jul - departing at 17 Jul)
Tuesday
18 July, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 18 Jul - departing at 18 Jul)
Wednesday
19 July, 2017
Costa Favolosa(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 19 Jul)
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 19 Jul - departing at 19 Jul)
Thursday
20 July, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 20 Jul - departing at 20 Jul)
Friday
21 July, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 21 Jul - departing at 21 Jul)
Saturday
22 July, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 22 Jul - departing at 22 Jul)
Sunday
23 July, 2017
MS Midnatsol(arriving at 23 Jul - departing at 23 Jul)
Monday
24 July, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 24 Jul - departing at 24 Jul)
Mein Schiff 6(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Tuesday
25 July, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 25 Jul - departing at 25 Jul)
Wednesday
26 July, 2017
Costa Favolosa(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 26 Jul)
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 26 Jul - departing at 26 Jul)
ms Koningsdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Thursday
27 July, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 27 Jul - departing at 27 Jul)
Friday
28 July, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 28 Jul - departing at 28 Jul)
Saturday
29 July, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 29 Jul - departing at 29 Jul)
Sunday
30 July, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 30 Jul - departing at 30 Jul)
Monday
31 July, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 31 Jul - departing at 31 Jul)
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