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CruiseCopenhagen readies for sailings, hosts agent fam trip

A new visitors centre at Hammershus, Bornholm (photo: Stefan Asp)
In preparation for when cruising resumes, incoming and port agents spent eight days last month in Denmark as part of a familiarisation trip - the first of its kind organised by CruiseCopenhagen, the company claims.

Between August 19 and 28, 2020 attendees visited Bornholm island, which has just added two new tourism services: a cruise reception facility at the port of Rønne and a visitors centre at medieval era fortification, Hammershus. Agents also had the opportunity to experience Helsingør, Hundested, Nyborg, Fredericia, Aarhus, Aalborg and the top of Denmark, Skagen.

Preparing for restart 

‘During this unusual time, it has been important for us to look ahead and continue our work, so we are ready when we again can welcome cruise ships in Denmark’, says Claus Bødker, director, CruiseCopenhagen. ‘The fam trip is initiated to ensure that the incoming and port agents have the latest offers when advising and planning shore excursions.’ 

Jens Elers, owner and ceo, DMC Denmark added that ‘destinations around the country continue to improve and develop new experiences, so this trip is a great way to stay up-to-date’ and said ‘it was positive to see how well the destinations handle the necessary precautions and safety measures.’

Copenhagen is the most popular Baltic cruise port according to figures; last year it received 940,000 guests.

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