Denmark set a new cruise industry record in terms of overnight stays by foreign travellers in 2018, while another report showed that in 2017 income from foreign tourists amounted to 54.3 billion kroner which is an increase of over 42% since 2010.
A report from tourism organization Wonderful Copenhagen now shows that Denmark is expected to reach another tourism landmark, as a record 1.2M visitors are due to disembark from cruise vessels in Danish ports.
Copenhagen continues to be the major force when it comes to attracting cruise tourism to Denmark, but the rest harbours outside the capital are due to reach nearly 250,000 passengers for the first time ever this year.
In 2019, 158 voyages are due to dock in Copenhagen using the capital as the starting and finishing cruise point of the trip. As a result, passengers have more time in Copenhagen to take in the port city and regional attractions.
Other Danish cruise destinations include Aarhus, Fredericia, Helsingor, Hundested, Kalundborg, Ronne, Skagen. While most cruise passengers coming to Denmark hail from the United Kingdom, Germany, and North America, travellers from more than 150 countries disembarked in Danish ports last year.