Sweden’s Helsingborg expects five cruise calls this year with three from Phoenix Reisen. First up is the 1,188-passenger Artania, due June 22, then 800-passenger Albatros on Aug. 8 and Aug 15. Oceania Cruises' 684-passenger Nautica will drop anchor Aug. 1, and Fred. Olsen’s 1,360-passenger Balmoral is expected Sept 11.
Sweden’s Karlskrona will welcome the arrival of Hansa Touristik’s Ocean Majesty this month. The ship will return in 2020, part of a significant increase to eight calls including Oceania Cruises' Marina, Saga Cruises' Spirit of Discovery, Phoenix Reisen’s Amera, Sea Cloud II, Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Marco Polo, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's first ship and a Nordstjernen charter.
Norwegian Joy on Wednesday became the largest cruise ship to sail into Icy Strait Point, Alaska.
Late Tuesday evening authorities recovered the final two bodies from a midair floatplanes collision in Alaska, bringing the death toll to six. The deceased include four Americans, one Australian and one Canadian.
Malmö, Sweden’s third largest county and the home of Turning Torso, a neo-futurist residential skyscraper and the tallest building in Scandinavia, is set for a steady cruise season this year.
Four people died and two are missing following the midair collision of two sightseeing floatplanes carrying Royal Princess passengers near Ketchikan, Alaska, on Monday.
Hurtigruten plans to introduce a silent, electric-powered and emission-free catamaran for excursions in Svalbard, starting in spring 2020.
Kalmar in southeast Sweden is currently visited by a select few cruise ships, with two calls this year — Noble Caledonia’s 100-passenger Ocean Nova and Majestic International’s 600-passenger Ocean Majesty. Noble Caledonia’s 95-passenger Serenissima will make its maiden call in July 2020.
Entries are open for the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019, and the deadline for submissions is July 31.