Kalmar is a Baltic Sea port and city in Sweden's Smaland Province. By population (around 40,000) the city is ranked Smaland's 3rd-largest - after Jonkoping (~90,000) and Vaxjo (~65,000). Kalmar Municipality (grouping 12 kommuner/municipalities) has combined population around 240,000. Via the Oland Bridge (1972-opened road bridge, length 6 km / 3,8 mi) Kalmar is directly linked to Farjestaden (on Oland Island).
After receiving town status in the 12th century, Kalmar was fortified (Kalmar Slott/castle) and between 13th-17th centuries developed as one of Sweden's largest. In the 20th century the city developed heavy industries like Kalmar Verkstad (steam engines, trains and heavy machinery manufacturer), Kalmar Varv (shipyard/1679-1981), Volvo (car factory/1974-1994), as well as education (LNU-Linnaeus University, with ~15,000 students).
As cruise port, Kalmar (locode SEKLR) is visited mainly by smaller- to medium-sized cruise ships and superyachts. In close proximity to the cruise port is the historic downtown featuring as tourist attractions 17th-century stone buildings, city walls, castle, cathedral. On shore excursions/bus tours from Kalmar is visited Oland Island - popular for the Solliden Palace (Swedish Royal Family's summer residence) and Borgholm's ruins (13th-century castle). Oland Island by area (1347 km2 / 520 mi2, population around 25,000) is ranked Sweden's second-largest - after Gotland Island (2994 km2 / 1156 mi2, population around 60,000, principal port Visby).
Prior to the Coronavirus crisis, in 2019, the Port handled 2 cruise ship calls (Ocean Nova Ocean Majesty) and around 700 passengers.
Port Kalmar 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 Kalmar, Sweden. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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