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Akureyri Europe’s Third Best Cruise Destination

The Port of Akureyri in north Iceland was recently voted Europe’s third best destination by customers of cruise ship company Princess Cruises, which is one of the largest cruise ship companies in the world.

A cruiser in Reykjavík harbor. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Pétur Ólafsson at the Port of Akureyri is satisfied with this recognition. “Princess Cruises is our largest customer in terms of arrival of cruisers. It is therefore especially pleasing to know that their passengers are pleased and are promoting Akureyri as a destination.”

According to the website of the Icelandic Tourist Board, 58 cruisers docked at Akureyri harbor last summer and 55 cruisers have already announced their arrival in summer 2010. They carry more passengers than the ships visiting Akureyri this year.

Princess Cruises transport around one million passengers to more destinations than any other company in the world.

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