CMP is the leading Northern European cruise ship port and is the ideal home port for cruises in the Baltic Sea and along the western coastline of Norway
COPENHAGEN IS SETTING NEW RECORDS IN 2012
Call numbers are up - Passenger numbers are up - Longer season - More facilities
In 2012 there will be more than 375 calls on 75 different ocean cruise vessels from 38 international shipping companies to the Port of Copenhagen, 15% more than in 2010. Never before has Copenhagen been included so many times in the route planning of cruise lines
Nearly 840.000 passengers and 240.000 crew members from more than 150 countries will be visiting Copenhagen between April and October. “We expect that 27% of the passengers will be German, 17% from the US and Canada, 13% from the UK and 10% each from Italy and Spain.
The Baltic is a high yield destination with relatively short distances between ports such as Oslo, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Tallinn and Helsinki, which can all be visited in a week when sailing out of Copenhagen. It is easy to plan good itineraries in the Baltic.”
The cruise season, traditionally from May to September, is getting longer with the 2011 season being kicked off by Aidacara April 6th 2012. Aidacara will also end the season on October 10th 2012. Seven ships, mainly from the UK, will call again in December on Christmas markets cruises.
The biggest ship in Copenhagen in 2012 will be the 121.880gt Celebrity Eclipse with a length of 317 meters. As far as passenger numbers go, the biggest ship will be the Emerald Princess with a capacity of 3.194 lower berths. The smallest ship will be the GT 2298 Star Flyer.
Eight vessels will call Copenhagen for the first time in 2012:
"Brilliance of the Seas", "Caribbean Princess", "Columbus 2", "Costa Fortuna", Kristina Katerina", "MSC Magnifica", "Star Flyer" and "Thompson Spirit".
The busiest day of 2012 will be June 28th with seven turnaround and one transit call with 25,000 passengers and 8,000 crew passing through the terminals.
And the prospect for 2013 also looks very promising. The port has already received more than 350 bookings for calls. – Never before have we had so many bookings at so early a stage.
Copenhagen makes an ideal base for cruises to and from the Baltic countries and their capitals and also for cruises to the Norwegian fjords. Copenhagen is the HUB for the cruise industry in the region. About 45% of all calls are turnaround calls.
CMP receives cruise ships in Copenhagen and Malmö and has a market position based on:
- Short distance to Copenhagen Airport
- Interesting sights and attractions
- Copenhagen and Malmö are well organized and safe cities
- Established home port in the Baltic Sea Region The twin ports are located opposite each other about 26 km apart and connected via a toll bridge - the Øresund Bridge. Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup) is located near the Bridge on the Danish side. The distance to the cruise terminals is 12 km to Copenhagen and 30 km to Malmö.
The twin ports are located opposite each other about 26 km apart and connected via a toll bridge - the Øresund Bridge. Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup) is located near the Bridge on the Danish side. The distance to the cruise terminals is 12 km to Copenhagen and 30 km to Malmö.
A new cruise-ship quay is going to be built in Copenhagen. The new quay will mainly be used for turnaround ships that change passengers and crew in Copenhagen. The quay will be right next to Øresund and 1,100 meters. The southernmost part will be built on the existing coastline, while the remainder will require landfill. Total investment: approximately SEK 500 million. CMP currently has two quays for cruise ships in Malmö. Moving the Ro-ro traffic bound for Germany out of the city centre at the start of 2011 will provide cruise ships with access to additional ferry berths.
- Own working force of more than 100 terminal workers
- The terminal workers wear uniforms and have ID cards. They are specially trained for luggage handling and speak english.
- All equipment req. for Transit and T/A calls: Mobile luggage units, conveyor belts, forklifts, x-ray units etc.
- Inside the dedicated Cruise Terminal facilities: Check-in Counters, restrooms, internet service, CNN on TV monitor, drinking water, mail box, Tourist Information Centre also selling refreshments, post cards and stamps, phone cards and souvenirs. Valet Parking PAX cars
- USD/Euro accepted
- Fresh Water supply from quay outlets or water barge
Security & Environment
- All terminals are fenced and comply with ISPS requirements
- Watchman service provided
- Slop, sludge and garbage handling according to MARPOL regulations