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Logistical benefits 

You'll have the pier all to yourself! Okay, maybe not quite - but there aren't as many other cruise ships and tourists during the off-season. This means much more space, not only for you as a cruise line but also for your guests. In general, our experience is that guests are more satisfied with their overall visit if the locations and attractions they visit aren't overcrowded.

Plenty of exciting shore excursion opportunities

Although the classic shore excursions are offered all year round, the benefit of coming to Copenhagen during the shoulder season is the fact that the venues visited will be less busy - and you will have the best guides all to yourselves.

Alternative shore excursions are also possible. How about venturing on a day trip to Northern Zealand? The bus takes you on a scenic drive along the coastline with a view of Denmark's neighbour, Sweden. Drive through large forests and enjoy the dazzling change of colours of the leaves before arriving at one of Northern Zealand's magical castles or museums

At Christmas time, excursions can be made to the many Christmas markets in and around Copenhagen. Perhaps you are curious to provide your customers with the opportunity to learn more about the Danish Christmas traditions? Previously, local home visits have been arranged where guests have tasted gløgg (mulled wine) and homemade Christmas cookies. Or why not arrange a tasting of traditional Christmas food and schnapps (Danish alcoholic drink) at a local restaurant? Our recommended incoming agents can help you put together just the right excursion for your cruise guests.

The canal tours, Stromma, sail all year round and are even decorated with lights and decorations during Christmas. Copenhagen is always beautiful from the water but maybe even more so when it is just about to get dark and the city's enchanting lights illuminate the city.

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Interested in getting started on planning your shore excursions off-season? Find our list of recommended incoming agents here

They can help you both with planning shore excursions as well as turnaround operations in the ports of Denmark.

More reasons why you, and not least your guests, will love a cruise to Copenhagen during the crispy autumn and cold winter seasons

So, now you hopefully know what's in it for you as a cruise line. But what's in it for your guests? Let's explore a handful of benefits...

Ready to come explore Colourful and Cosy Copenhagen?

Now, we've provided you with all our secrets on why Copenhagen is fantastic in autumn and winter. Interested in getting started planning itineraries off-season?

For questions regarding port dues or other related information, kindly contact Copenhagen Malmö Port. You can also check out our site Port of Copenhagen for Copenhagen cruise port information and quay facility facts.

For more information on visiting Copenhagen off-season, please do not hesitate to contact the CruiseCopenhagen team or our recommended incoming agents. We can also provide you with photos and other sales related material if needed.

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