Copenhagen named Europe’s best cruise port

After being named Europe’s Leading Cruise Port for the fourth time in 2011, Copenhagen puts other ports in the shade, reaffirming CMP’s unique position in the global cruise industry.

Copenhagen is the best destination, a united industry says. Cruise lines are queuing up to call at Copenhagen, which every year receives more ships, more turnarounds and more guests.

At this year’s World Travel Awards, Copenhagen was, for the fourth time, named Europe’s Leading Cruise Port ahead of candidates including Barcelona, ​​Genoa, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Southampton, Stockholm and Oslo. Copenhagen has received the award on three previous occasions, in 2005, 2008 and 2010, when the port was also named the World’s Leading Cruise Port. 

“We are extremely proud to have received the award for the fourth time, especially as it is based on a survey among travel industry partners and passengers from all over the world, but also because it is well deserved. It is a great tribute to our many talented employees and partners, who make every visit to Copenhagen a fantastic experience for our guests,” Arnt Møller Pedersen, General Manager Cruise at CMP, says.

Copenhagen has turned itself into the strongest European brand in the industry, a destination which passengers and crew alike look forward to visiting again and again. In the 2011 season Copenhagen once again set a new record, with 368 arrivals, 770,000 passengers and 200,000 crew members.
“But we have no intention of resting on our laurels. For the 2013 season we will be taking a new quay into use – an 1,100 metre long quay with three terminals in Copenhagen’s northern harbour, Nordhavn. This will ensure an even better welcome for our guests in Copenhagen. Construction is scheduled to begin at the end of this year and we expect to be able to take the new facilities into use on 1 May 2013,” Arnt Møller Pedersen says.

“Copenhagen has become the preferred turnaround destination in northern Europe, due not least to the strong product that CMP and its partners in the Cruise Copenhagen Network have developed, which ensures that passengers and crew enjoy a hassle-free stay in Copenhagen, with many good experiences.”
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