Kristiansund (Norway)

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Kristiansund cruise port

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Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2021-12-06 06:54

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Kristiansund is a port city located on Norway's western coast (Nordmore District) with population around 25,000 (Nordmore's only town). Nearby settlements are the villages Nedre Frei, Kvalvag, Rensvik. Port Kristiansund is very often mistaken with Kristiansand (Norway's 5th largest city, located on the country's southern coast).

Port Kristiansund (Norway) cruise port

As cruise port, Kristiansund can accommodate mainly small- and medium-sized ships with max LOA length 300 m (984 ft). There are two cruise quays - both are in downtown and within close proximity to tourist attractions and activities. Storkaia Pier has length 300 m (984 ft), Devoldholmen Pier is 205 m (673 ft) and there can dock boats up to 220 m (723 ft).

For small ships (including cruiseferries) and expedition vessels, Smola Island (to the north) is a good destination. Ships with max LOA length 195 m (640 ft) can anchor close to the island's tender pier and offload the tourists for shore activities like safaris, hiking, tours to old fishing villages.

Since 1876 is operated the Sundbat ("Sound Boat") shuttle-boat service for traveling between the islands. The small-capacity ferry crosses the harbor to Innlandet from Kirkelandet, then continues to Nordlandet, Gomalandet, and back to Kirkelandet. The roundtrip crossing is repeated in 0,5-hour intervals on weekdays. The Sundbat ferryboat is the world's oldest motorized, regularly scheduled public transportation system in continuous service.

Port Kristiansund (Norway) cruise port

The city is probably best known for housing Norway's oldest opera, established in 1928 by Edvard Braein. There is an annual opera festival (in February) named "The Opera Weeks" (Operafestukene). Also popular is the Nordic Light festival - Northern Europe's largest photo festival.

Grip is located northwest of Kristiansund. This is a deserted fishing village and a popular tourist attraction for its unique architecture. In Grip is also Norway's smallest stave church (medieval wooden church building/late-15th-century).

Vagen's old town structure is a center for the historical fishing settlement in Kristiansund. Also here is Mellemvaerftet - an old shipbuilding facility for sail ships. Norwegian Clipfish Museum is another attraction not to be missed.

For season 2018, the port had scheduled a total of 20 cruise ship calls with over 20,000 passengers. The port schedule featured the maiden visit of the Cunard ship Queen Victoria.

Kristiansund cruise terminal

Kristiansund 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 Shipping (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 Kristiansund 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 Kristiansund, 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
30 November, 2021
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With22:0001:00
1 December, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald16:0017:00
1 December, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen22:0001:00
2 December, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen16:0017:00
3 December, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald22:0001:00
4 December, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys16:0017:00
4 December, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen22:0001:00
5 December, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
5 December, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp16:0017:00
6 December, 2021
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys22:0001:00
7 December, 2021
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys16:0017:00
7 December, 2021
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp22:0001:00
9 December, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With16:0017:00
9 December, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys22:0001:00
10 December, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen16:0017:00
11 December, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With22:0001:00
12 December, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Maud
12 December, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald16:0017:00
12 December, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge22:0001:00
13 December, 2021
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen16:0017:00
14 December, 2021
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald22:0001:00
15 December, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys16:0017:00
15 December, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen22:0001:00
16 December, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp16:0017:00
17 December, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys22:0001:00
18 December, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys16:0017:00
18 December, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp22:0001:00
20 December, 2021
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With16:0017:00
20 December, 2021
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys22:0001:00
21 December, 2021
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge16:0017:00
22 December, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With22:0001:00
23 December, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald16:0017:00
23 December, 2021
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen22:0001:00
24 December, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen16:0017:00
25 December, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Otto Sverdrup08:0012:00
25 December, 2021
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald22:0001:00
26 December, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Maud
26 December, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys16:0017:00
26 December, 2021
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen22:0001:00
27 December, 2021
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp16:0017:00
28 December, 2021
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys22:0001:00
29 December, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys16:0017:00
29 December, 2021
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp22:0001:00
31 December, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With16:0017:00
31 December, 2021
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys22:0001:00
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