Cruise ship at Langelinie

Cruise statistics

Photo: Thomas Høyrup Christensen

CruiseCopenhagen collects data and statistics about the cruise industry and conducts research on cruise guests' behavior, expenditure, and nationality in Denmark. All data is available to partners of CruiseCopenhagen. Read about the benefits of becoming a partner here.

Denmark in numbers

This cruise season in 2018 was Denmark’s best season so far, with a record number of cruise guests visiting the Danish cruise destinations, and as a result, the cruise tourism contributed significantly to the Danish economy. 

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Denmark welcomed 535 cruise calls and 1.089.592 cruise guests in 2018. 

20% of the cruise calls in Denmark came to Danish ports outside of Copenhagen. 

The cruise industry in Denmark created approximately 2.200 jobs in 2018. 

The cruise industry generated an output of 1,6 billion DKK to the Danish economy. 

Copenhagen in numbers

Copenhagen continues to be the leading departure port in Northern Europe, and approximately 50% of the calls start and end the cruise itinerary in Copenhagen. Many of the cruise guests visiting Copenhagen, therefore, have plenty of time to enjoy the city before and after their cruise vacation. 

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Copenhagen welcomed 343 cruise calls and 869.000 cruise guests in 2018. 

Half of the cruise guests in Copenhagen started and ended the cruise in the city. 

A total of 181 different nationalities visited Copenhagen on a cruise in 2018. 

More than 30% of the calls in Copenhagen also called another Danish port.