Denmark is very popular among cruise guests and 2018 has been a record-breaking year with 1.1 million cruise guests divided into nine Danish ports with a total of 547 calls. Just in Copenhagen, over 868,000 guests disembarked during this year's cruise season. The unifying CruiseCopenhagen network has paved the way for cruise adventures for more than 25 years, which benefit several Danish ports and destinations.
The founder of CruiseCopenhagen and former General Manager of CMP, Copenhagen Malmö Port, Per Cilliborg Schmidt, is the man behind the network. He is the recipient of Horesta's personal award, which recognizes someone who has made a special effort to put Denmark on the world map. Horesta is the trade organization for hotels, restaurants, and tourism in Denmark.