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Port of Trondheim back and looking ahead

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98 ships due to visit Trondheim and the Trøndelag region in 2022
‘This season was short but exciting as cruise ships were finally allowed back into Norwegian waters in August,’ noted Maria Kühnl Undheim, marketing manager cruise at Trondheim Port Authority.

The first to call was World Voyager, one of 12 calls this year from six cruise lines. ‘We are looking forward to a more normalized 2022 with an expanded season and 98 ships and 215,000 passengers anticipated,' Kühnl Undheim said.

Infrastructure upgrade

During this year the pathway from the city to the main cruise quay was upgraded including steps leading to the fjord. The welcoming area just outside the ISPS-zone was also widened and a pop-up tourist information booth will be added in 2022.

Shore power at quay 2

Shore power with a maximum capacity of 2.5MW, 50Hz, 660/690V with six Cavotec plugs each up to 350A is available at Quay 2 open every day after 1 p.m. for vessels with a length up to 140mtr and depth of 8mtr.

‘We aim to offer shore power also at the main cruise quay by 2025 for all sizes of vessels,’ Kühnl Undheim added.

Staying on the sustainability front, bookings and booking changes made at Trondheim Port Authority after February 1, 2022 for the calendar year 2025 and onwards will be affected by environmental parameters, she noted.

Vessels with a shore power connection are prioritized to dock at the main cruise berth. If competing vessels have the same scores like EPI or ESI then the port will  revert to the original first-come first-serve berthing rule.

Confirmed berths are fixed two years in advance.

New or revised tours

Thirteen new or revised tours have been added next year highlighting Trondheim and Trøndelag region’s title of European Region of Gastronomy in 2022, as well as off-season products.

The port is the closest to Røros, a UNESCO World Heritage town and the only wild muskox habitat in Europe.

Nearby Granåsen ski jump arena is being renovated in preparation for the world ski championship in 2025 and will be open again as a visitor attraction in 2023.

Monitoring visitor levels

Trondheim’s joint cruise strategy targets sustainable growth including analysis of the city’s pressure points and bottlenecks related to people traffic. To avoid overcrowding in the future, the strategy aims to set a maximum number of visitors at the same time in some areas in order to deliver a high quality experience to everyone. High volume areas will be analysed in 2022 to monitor the levels.

 

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