Cruise Europe statistics prove that hard work pays off

Cruise Europe (Logo)The 2023 numbers are in from CE member ports and it’s business as usual, if not better, following the pandemic pause. Total calls numbered 9,111 while passengers numbers reached 18,935,154.

When it comes to call numbers, top of the leader board is Southampton (497), followed by Lisbon, Bergen, Alesund, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Akureyri, Reykjavik, Orkney and Stavanger (203).

For passenger numbers, Southampton (2.7 million) also takes the number one spot but then it changes somewhat with next up Hamburg, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Alesund, Bergen, Stavanger, OldenLoen, Zeebrugge and Geiranger (471,623).

Jens Skrede, managing director CE, says: “These numbers are a testament to the hard work our member ports have put in to get back to business as usual following Covid-19.

“They are also a reflection of what is going on in Northern Europe, whereby some ports to the west of the Baltic are gaining, while those to the east are having a harder time of it due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and hence St Petersburg being excluded from Baltic itineraries.”

(Cruise Europe statistics prove that hard work pays off – Cruise Europe)