Uses and functions
The Itinerary Planner works by aiding cruise lines in creating a draft of preferred itineraries, offering checks on availability and allowing lines to avoid congestion.
If there is no availability in a given port, the calendar-style application will show ‘fully booked.’
According to the two organisations, most cruise ports in the Baltic Sea and Norway are already represented in the tool and easy to identify.
‘Due to the pandemic, the tool is more important than ever,’ asserted Inge Tangerås, MD, Cruise Norway. ‘We all need to be agile in our planning and the cruise lines must be able to change their itineraries at short notice to comply with laws and restrictions.
‘With the Itinerary Planner, cruise lines can easily check the availability during their selected periods and quickly get an overview of how they can adjust their itineraries.’
Unique and innovative partnership
Claus Bødker, director, Cruise Baltic, added, ‘The collaboration between Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway is unique and innovative. The fact that two cruise associations are joining forces to create a common product that provides greater accessibility to the region is really a strength. Not only does it benefit the cruise lines with a much easier way to plan itineraries, but it also proves that together we can achieve more.’