Baltic Sea ports establish network for cruise tourism

In 2005 under the brand name "Cruise Baltic", 18 ports from 10 different countries have joined together in a marketing initiative intended to stimulate cruise tourism in the Baltic Sea. The union of Baltic Sea ports aims to boost the number of cruise passengers in the individual ports by 2007.

Copenhagen and Stockholm are among the most frequented cruise ports on the Baltic Sea and were the initiators of the project. Other members are: Helsingør, Denmark; Kalmar, Malmö, Helsingborg, Visby and Karlskrona, Sweden; Turku and Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Riga and Liepaja, Latvia; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Gdynia, Poland; and as the only non-Baltic Sea port, Oslo, Norway.

The project is to run over a time frame of three years and is funded by the EU through INTERREG.