45 % more cruise lines at Port of Roenne in 2018

The expected growth in the number of cruise lines at Port of Roenne A/S is in 2018 estimated to 45 % and it is expected that the development will continue, because the port is in the process of an extension which means that they, at June the 1’st 2019, can accommodate cruise vessels up to 350 meters. Cruise Bornholm Network is already preparing the community to serve more tourists.


On the idyllic holiday-island Bornholm, which is called the Baltic Pearl, Port of Roenne A/S is preparing the local community for the increased number of tourists. The strategic union of local cooperative companies and organizations are working closely together within the Cruise Bornholm Network.

New estimated figures for the development in 2018 shows, that the number of cruise lines at Port of Roenne A/S are about to grow with approximately 45 %:

“When Port of Roenne A/S in mid-October 2017 announced, that they starts the first phase of the harbor's four extensions, we put some turbo on the strategic work at the Cruise Bornholm Network. This means that we are already in dialogue with the local cultural institutions and companies - regarding infrastructure and the quality upgrading of the guides," says Pernille Kofod Lydolph, CEO. for Destination Bornholm ApS, which operates and facilitates the development of the network.

The management at Port of Roenne A/S has therefore gone into the offensive and has just returned from a cruise conference organized by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which took place in London. Here it was clear that there is an increased interest in cruise as a convenient travelform and that the Baltic Sea-area has caught the interests of the global cruise industry:

"It was a great pleasure for us to find out that the shipping companies already knows our beautiful island, Bornholm, and the many possibilities we have as a destination. The fact that we already in June 2019 are ready to receive the big vessels up to approx. 350 meters have certainly been an eye opener for many. Now we have what it takes to provide customers with a good experience on all parameters, "says Thomas Bendtsen.

At Destination Bornholm, which is the organization of marketing- and product development of tourism at Bornholm, they are looking forward to the increased interest and praise the good local networking:

"The network are focused on increasing the capacity and quality of the guide and infrastructure area. There is no doubt that Bornholm has been noted as a beautiful holiday destination. For example, we have just been nominated by the magazine ‘Travel & Leisure’ in the category "Worlds Best Island". A nomination we are very proud of, "concludes Pernille Kofod Lydolph.



Fact Box: Development in Calls and Passengers from 2015 to 2018 at Port of Roenne A/S


Number of Calls

Percent increase in the number of calls

Increase in the number of passengers

Percent increase in the number of passengers








From 2015 to 2016 11,1%


From 2015 to 2016 18,0%



From 2016 to 2017 30,0 %


From 2016 to 2017 33,7 %



Est. From 2017 to 2018 44,7%

Est. 22.374

Est. From 2017 to 2018 79,8 %

*Port of Roenne A/S – not the rest of the island.