Lyngdal, Norway, Receives More Calls
Cooperation between the port and the community of Lyngdal is working well for cruise calls. This year five calls are expected from Phoenix Reisen’s Deutschland and two from Albatros.
The following year (2016) eight are scheduled from these two ships but also Artania from the same company.
Lyngdal will also be the last port on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Norwegian fjords itinerary on Braemar before returning to Southampton.
Nils Otto Eriksen, marketing manager Small City Cruises, commented: “After calls during the 2014/15 seasons, we felt that the logistic solution – by using tenders the short distance between the ship and cruise pier – went well.”
Arriving passengers are greeted by the sight of the sandy beach at Rosfjord combined with picturesque surroundings giving “a nice impression of a new harbour”.
Ships anchor just outside the pier where there is good shelter from the wind and weather. Also of benefit is that there is no need to use tugs “so there are huge savings by using Lyngdal compared with other ports”, said Eriksen.
Lyngdal’s geographical location between Stavanger and Kristiansand “seems to be a strategic port of call as the first or last port after/before turnaround”. The port is ISPS certified.