Canal Tours collect tourists directly at their cruise ship

CMP is focused on its partners in Cruise Copenhagen Network, which is the reason that, time after time, the port is able to pick up awards and recognition as the best cruise port and destination. One of them is Canal Tours, which offers to collect cruise passengers at their ship and show them Copenhagen, from the perspective of a sightseeing boat. 

Copenhagen is put on show every day from the sea when sightseeing boats sail thousands of tourists from all over the world around the port and the canals, with guides narrating the history of the city and that of the old and new bridges, buildings and works of art.

In line with the expansion of cruise traffic to Copenhagen, a product has emerged where sightseeing boats from Canal Tours offer cruise passengers dedicated tours which do not start from the familiar stops, but from the passengers’ own ships.

”We have agreements with the shipping companies’ incoming agencies to supply a boat with a guide and a captain, and we collect the passengers up at the Polar Bear on Langelinie or at Toldboden”, says Mads V. Olesen, chief executive of Strömma A/S, which operates services including Canal Tours.

The boats are not permitted to sail outside the jetties, and are consequently not able to collect passengers at Ocean Quay.

The product is a part of the excursion programme, and is sold by the shipping companies on board the cruise ships. After the expectant visitors have been collected right beside or in close proximity to their ship, they are shown the beautiful port, from the fairy tale Little Mermaid to the cosy districts on Christianshavn Canal, the new Copenhagen around Islands Brygge and the lavish government and museum buildings on Slotsholmen.

”It is a popular product, which we offer in addition to our other bus and boat services for cruise visitors, and we are now in the process of taking bookings for 2017”.

Strömma A/S is a strategic partner in Cruise Copenhagen Network. It is a network of service, hotel and transport businesses, which service the cruise operators and their passengers, ensuring that they get the best out of their visit to Copenhagen.

”Cruise Copenhagen Network is a fantastic network when it comes to attracting ships to Copenhagen, and thereby also visitors for our buses and boats. They are also good at putting the focus on what we can do when it comes to arranging the passengers’ visit to the city. And the partners are also really good at working together, as well as in relation to other countries. It is unique”, Mads V. Olesen says.

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