Kristiansund (Norway) welcomes record cruise ship numbers and ~29,000 passengers

   July 26, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Kristiansund (Norway) welcomes record cruise ship numbers. In 2022, the port is expecting a total of 38 calls and a maximum of ~29,000 passengers.

The main cruise pier in Kristiansund, Storkaia, was upgraded with new fenders before the summer season. 130 dumper tyres were mounted to replace the old/damaged ones.

The total investment for the cruise port is expected to be ~NOK1 million (EUR 98,000).

As before, the cruise pier can accommodate ships up to 300 m in length while Devoldholmen can take up to 220-m. Both are situated in the heart of downtown where coaches can park on the quay. The port seldom has more than 1 ship calling on any single day.

This year Kristiansund is expecting 38 ship calls and max 29,000 cruisers, making it the best year to date despite cancellations.

In 2019 there were a total of 18 calls (max 13,000 passengers) booked to the region, including 1 to Smola island. In 2020 there were a total of 25 calls (max 16,500 passengers), including 2 to Smola.

Port of Kristiansund (Norway)

Hiking steps built by Sherpas will be finalized this autumn. A 15-minute drive from the cruise pier, they'll lead to a panoramic view of the town.

In mid-September, 20 cruise company executives will visit the port as part of a Cruise Norway FAM trip, also including Alesund, Molde/Andalsnes, Geiranger, and Skjolden (Sognefjord, Norway).