Alesund (Norway)

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Alesund cruise port

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Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2022-07-02 00:24

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Alesund is a major cruise port and one of Norway's most picturesque fishing towns. It is located at the mouth of Stor Fjord and is actually on two islands connected by bridges. Cruise ships dock close to downtown, so shopping and city touring can be done on foot.

Alesund is one of the "Express Route" ferry ports visited regularly as part of the government-subsidized passenger and cargo shipping service in Norway. The cruiseferry itinerary is between two homeports - Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost) and connects a total of 34 ports, which are Norwegian communities without any road or air access. Independant tour operators offer from Alesund guided tours to Hjorundfjorden.

Port Alesund (Norway) cruise port

In June 2022, Enova SF (Norwegian state-owned enterprise) provided grants for installing shore power connectivity at several Norwegian cruise ports (including Alesund), scheduled for completion and inauguration in 2023. Between 2016-2022, Enova granted a total of NOK 842 million for 119 such projects. The technology allows the berthed cruise ship to shut down its diesel engines and instead use the city-grid electricity for the onboard hotel operations and services, thus saving fuel and reducing emissions. Enova SF (2001-founded government enterprise) is owned by Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and managed by the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

From Alesund, cruise tourists can take the 400 steps up to Kniven Overlook (Mt Aksla) for a spectacular panoramic view of the bay surrounded by offshore islands and mountains. The town was rebuilt with stone (instead of wood) following a devastating fire in 1904. The modern city is rich in art nouveau architecture (turrets, towers, medieval facades).

Further out is the outdoor Sunnmore Museum where guests can see a collection of boats and traditional farmhouses and the Medieval Museum which features a recreation of a 10th-century village. The Atlantic Ocean Marine Park is also on the outskirts with massive seascape tanks created into the coastline. Cruisers can also visit the Giske islands (burial mounds) and Godoy (lighthouse).

Alesund cruise ship terminal

Alesund is a starting point for touring the hills of the Sunnmore region, Norang Valley, Oye Glaciers, Runde Island. As a settlement, Alesund was established in the 9th century when the Viking Rollo/Rolf (850-930/Normandy's first ruler between 911-928) built a castle nearby. The village received town status in 1848.

Alesund cruise terminal

Alesund is one of the ferry ports along the "Express Route" - Norway's Government subsidized "Norwegian Coastal Express". This is a regularly scheduled passenger and cargo shipping service in Norway. The "ferry and cruise" itinerary is between two turnaround ports - Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost). It connects a total of 34 ports, which are Norwegian communities without any road or air access.

Norwegian Coastal Express ferry route (itinerary map)

Since January 2021, Norway's coastal ferry service is operated by two companies - Hurtigruten (7 ships) and Havila (4 ships). The Norwegian Government's annual subsidy for the ferry service is around USD 100 million.

The list of all ports along the northbound "Norwegian Coastal Express" itinerary includes Bergen (turnaround port), Alesund, Floro, Geiranger (Stranda), Maloy (Vagsoy), Molde, Torvik (Heroy, Leinoya Island), Kristiansund, Rorvik (Vikna), Trondheim, Bodo, Bronnoysund (Bronnoy), Nesna, Ornes (Meloy), Sandnessjoen (Alstahaug), Stamsund (Vestvagoy Island), Svolvaer (Vagan, Austvagoya Island), Trollfjorden (Hadsel), Finnsnes (Lenvik), Harstad (Hinnoya Island), Risoyhamn (Andoy Island), Skjervoy, Sortland (Langoya Island), Stokmarknes (Hadseloya Island), Tromso, Berlevag, Hammerfest, Honningsvag (Mageroya Island, Nordkapp / North Cape), Kjollefjord (Lebesby), Mehamn (Gamvik), Oksfjord (Loppa), Batsfjord, Vardo (Vardoya Island), Kirkenes (turnaround port).

Port Alesund 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 Alesund, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 July, 2022
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 308:0018:00
2 July, 2022
Saturday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Fascinosa10:0019:00
3 July, 2022
Sunday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 113:0022:00
4 July, 2022
Monday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0014:00
4 July, 2022
Monday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Pride09:0018:00
5 July, 2022
Tuesday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Marina08:0023:00
6 July, 2022
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Grandiosa07:0017:00
6 July, 2022
Wednesday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineMS Deutschland08:0013:00
7 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam07:0019:00
9 July, 2022
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Jupiter
9 July, 2022
Saturday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineArcadia
9 July, 2022
Saturday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Star08:0017:00
9 July, 2022
Saturday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Moon09:0018:00
11 July, 2022
Monday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Splendor07:0019:00
11 July, 2022
Monday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAnthem of the Seas11:0018:00
12 July, 2022
Tuesday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineMS Deutschland19:0022:00
13 July, 2022
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Grandiosa07:0017:00
14 July, 2022
Thursday
Cunard Cruises cruise lineQueen Victoria
14 July, 2022
Thursday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0013:00
15 July, 2022
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 308:0018:00
16 July, 2022
Saturday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 107:0014:00
17 July, 2022
Sunday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineIsland Princess08:0018:00
17 July, 2022
Sunday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Magnifica10:0018:00
18 July, 2022
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Statendam08:0017:00
18 July, 2022
Monday
Seabourn Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Ovation10:0023:00
19 July, 2022
Tuesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Silhouette12:0022:00
20 July, 2022
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Grandiosa07:0017:00
20 July, 2022
Wednesday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise linems Europa08:0017:00
21 July, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam07:0017:00
21 July, 2022
Thursday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Pride08:0019:00
22 July, 2022
Friday
Saga Cruises Cruises cruise lineSpirit of Adventure08:0017:00
22 July, 2022
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zaandam08:0017:00
22 July, 2022
Friday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Legend13:0021:00
23 July, 2022
Saturday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Fascinosa10:0019:00
24 July, 2022
Sunday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Fortuna08:0018:00
24 July, 2022
Sunday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0013:00
24 July, 2022
Sunday
Seabourn Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Venture13:0021:00
26 July, 2022
Tuesday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Diadema08:0018:00
26 July, 2022
Tuesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Grandiosa09:0019:00
27 July, 2022
Wednesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Jupiter
27 July, 2022
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Hamburg07:0014:00
27 July, 2022
Wednesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAprima07:0014:00
28 July, 2022
Thursday
Cunard Cruises cruise lineQueen Victoria
28 July, 2022
Thursday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAurora
28 July, 2022
Thursday
Azamara Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzamara Quest13:0022:00
29 July, 2022
Friday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineMS Deutschland08:0013:00
31 July, 2022
Sunday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 408:0018:00
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