Kristiansand (Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
01:40 20 Oct 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
Monday
2 October, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
Tuesday
3 October, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 03 Oct - departing at 03 Oct)
Wednesday
4 October, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 04 Oct - departing at 04 Oct)
Friday
6 October, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 06 Oct - departing at 06 Oct)
Saturday
7 October, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 07 Oct - departing at 07 Oct)
Sunday
8 October, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 08 Oct - departing at 08 Oct)
Monday
9 October, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 09 Oct - departing at 09 Oct)
Tuesday
10 October, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 10 Oct - departing at 10 Oct)
Wednesday
11 October, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 11 Oct - departing at 11 Oct)
Thursday
12 October, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 12 Oct - departing at 12 Oct)
Friday
13 October, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 13 Oct - departing at 13 Oct)
Saturday
14 October, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 14 Oct - departing at 14 Oct)
Sunday
15 October, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 15 Oct - departing at 15 Oct)
Tuesday
17 October, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 17 Oct - departing at 17 Oct)
Wednesday
18 October, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 18 Oct - departing at 18 Oct)
Thursday
19 October, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 19 Oct - departing at 19 Oct)
Friday
20 October, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 20 Oct - departing at 20 Oct)
Saturday
21 October, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 21 Oct - departing at 21 Oct)
Sunday
22 October, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 22 Oct - departing at 22 Oct)
Monday
23 October, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 23 Oct - departing at 23 Oct)
Tuesday
24 October, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 24 Oct - departing at 24 Oct)
Wednesday
25 October, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 25 Oct - departing at 25 Oct)
Thursday
26 October, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 26 Oct - departing at 26 Oct)
Saturday
28 October, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 28 Oct - departing at 28 Oct)
Sunday
29 October, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 29 Oct - departing at 29 Oct)
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
Monday
30 October, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
Tuesday
31 October, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
2017 October