Stockholm attracting cruise lines

At least 270 cruise ships carrying a total of 650,000 passengers will call in at Stockholm this year, generating revenues of SKr 600 million. This is a significant increase on last year, and there are a number of reasons why, according to Henrik Widerståhl, deputy MD at Ports of Stockholm. The Swedish capital has become an attractive destination at the same time as cruise tourism is taking market share. In addition, the Mediterranean security environment has led some shipping lines to reroute to the Baltic instead.