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Our history

In 2004, Cruise Baltic was established as a network consisting of only 12 member ports and destinations. Today, we count 32 and a lot has happened since! Curious to learn more about us? Read more below.


Cruise Baltic welcomes a new partner to the network, Sassnitz in Germany, adding to a total of 32 partners.
Cruise Baltic launches the Itinerary Planner together with Cruise Norway. A tool to ease itinerary planning in the Baltic Sea region and along the Norwegian coast.
Cruise Baltic welcomes Hamina, Finland as a new partner of the network, adding to a total of 31 partners. 

Cruise Baltic launches the first Cruise Baltic Sustainability Report. A follow-up on the sustainable initiatives carried out by the partners in 2019 in regards to the Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto.
Cruise Baltic launches a new strategy for 2020-22. The strategy has an increased focus on sustainability and innovation.

Cruise Baltic launches innovative Port Development Overview. 
Cruise Baltic hosts The Baltic Sustainable Cruise Conference where 29 partner destinations from 8 countries signed an ambitious Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto. 
30 Cruise Baltic destinations, including new partner Nyborg, Denmark.
Awarded Destination of the Year by Seatrade Cruise Award.

Cruise Baltic rolled out a new brand including a new improved website.

New strategy launched for 2017-19, which largely focuses on sustainability and innovation in the Baltic region.
29 Cruise Baltic destinations, including new partner Kalundborg, Denmark.

Emirates joins Cruise Baltic as strategic partner.
Cruise Baltic initiates an "industry first" by launching an online Guest Experience Standards tool.

The eLearning platform is launched in order to support travel agents worldwide on their Baltic cruise sales.

28 Cruise Baltic destinations, including new partner Skagen, Denmark.
Cruise Baltic becomes CLIA Global Executive Partner.

27 Cruise Baltic destinations, including new partners Aalborg, Denmark and Arendal, Norway.

The Baltic Sea Region reaches the 4 million passenger mark.

The Cruise Baltic Crown Award scheme is introduced; first recipient is Niguel Lingard, Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines.

The Baltic Sea Award presented by Baltic Development Forum/The Danish Industry Foundation.

Recognition as Destination of the Year by Seatrade Insider.

Member of the world’s largest cruise association, Cruise Lines International Association and associate member of European Cruise Council.
The Baltic Sea Region reaches the 3 million passenger mark.

Cruise Baltic continues without EU finance, now with 25 destinations.
Joins the UK cruise trade associations PSA and ACE.
Scandic joins as new strategic hotel partner.
Awarded Destination of the Year by Seatrade Insider.
HBH marketing prize from Copenhagen Business School.

Cruise Baltic is created, with 12 destinations – partly financed by the EU.
Scandinavian Airlines joins as strategic partner.