A busy 2023 cruise season for Copenhagen Malmö Port
The cruise season for Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has started. 432 calls are expected throughout the year in Copenhagen, Malmö and Visby, including 122 turnarounds and 10 Christmas/New Year’s calls.
The arrival of the expedition cruise ship Ocean Nova at CMP’s terminal Nordre Toldbod in Copenhagen marks the first cruise call of the 2023 season. Ocean Nova arrives in Copenhagen with 70 passengers and 70 crew members. The ship will leave Copenhagen on April 15, sailing towards Aarhus.
Throughout the season, CMP expects a total of 432 calls: 290 in Copenhagen, 136 in Visby, and 6 in Malmö. Out of these calls, 122 are turn-around calls, where one group of passengers disembarks and another group embarks the ship, and CMP expects 10 cruise calls around Christmas and New Year.
During the 2023 season, several ships will call CMP for the first time, so-called maiden calls, which is marked with the traditional exchange of plaques between the ship and the port. A total of 9 ships will have maiden calls in 2023: 6 in Copenhagen, 3 in Visby, and 1 in Malmö. A special event occurs during the 2023 cruise season, as the naming ceremony for MSC Cruises’ brand new and environmentally advanced cruise ship MSC Euribia takes place on June 8 in Copenhagen.
“Once again, our three Nordic cruise destinations - Copenhagen, Visby, and Malmö - are popular amongst both cruise guests and cruise lines. We are excited about 432 expected cruise calls in 2023 and to welcome new ships to our terminals. Together with our partners we continue our efforts to contribute to a more prosperous and sustainable cruise industry,” says Luis de Carvalho, CMP’s Commercial Cruise Director.