Cruise calls / passengers to Oslo
2011: 174 / 315 000 (est)
2010: 150 / 161 000
2012: 195 (est) / 350 000 (est)
Turn around in Oslo is important for the city
An increasing number of cruise passengers from abroad start their cruise in Oslo. This year, 36% of all passengers on board Vision of the Seas out of Oslo are foreigners.
In 2011 The Port of Oslo has had 6 turn around operations. An increasing number of cruise passengers from abroad start their cruise in Oslo. This year, 36% of all passengers on board Vision of the Seas out of Oslo are foreigners.
The mix of nationalities on board these ships has become very interesting. When RCCL started doing turn around in Oslo in 2007, the majority of passengers on board were Norwegians. In 2011 36 % are guests from outside the Nordic countries. 70 % of the foreigners are Americans.
Oslo as a turn around port is economically very interesting for the city
In all, about 15 000 passengers have used Oslo as a starting point for their cruise. 6 turn around operations created approximately 10 000 hotel guest nights in Oslo. That brings approximately 15 millions NOK to the city. Included in this figure is lodging, transportation, shopping and local tourist attractions. It is most likely a low estimate.
Oslo is missing a terminal
It is desirable that Oslo develops a terminal to ensure even more professional turn around operations with control system for baggage and passenger, check-in, waiting area with rest rooms, etc. But even without a permanent terminal building, Oslo has managed to pull off an effective change of 2.300 passengers. When the ship comes in at 7 a.m. it is emptied by 9.30 a.m. Shortly after, the ship is made ready to welcome 2.300 new passengers on board, ready to sail fromOsloat 5 p.m. precisely.
In 2011 Oslo will have 174 cruise calls. Looking at the GRT we can estimate that Oslo will have welcomed approximately 315.000 cruise passengers by the last sailing December 12th. This is an increase of ca 21 % on pax from 2010. With regards to calls Oslo has an increase of 16 %.
On the list we have 35 over-night calls where the guests can enjoyOslo’s fascinating night life. In addition to the fantastic lively view of many ships and cruise passengers in port, this is definitely good business for nation, city and port.