Startup firm Holland Norway Lines is to launch a brand new passenger and automotive ferry service between the Netherlands and Norway from April 2022. The route connecting the Netherlands’ Eemshaven with Norway’s Kristiansand will take 18 hours and supply a uncommon new possibility for touring between northern and western Europe with out flying.
The service will depart Eemshaven in Groningen at 3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving in Kristiansand at 9am the next day. The return journey departs from Kristiansand at 3pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Early chook tickets are on sale now for journeys beginning April 7, 2022, beginning at €200 per individual.
New tourism choices in each instructions
Kristiansand is a sexy tourism vacation spot, with Norway’s finest summer season climate, good seashores and the Dyreparken zoo and theme park on provide.
Whereas the brand new route will open up new self-drive choices for holidays in southern Norway, the corporate hopes Norwegians may even embrace the route. From Eemshaven, it’s a two hour drive to Amsterdam, six hours to Berlin and 7 hours to Paris.
The route can also be an fascinating if oblique possibility for touring between the U.Okay. and Norway. Since the 2008 closure of a historic route from Newcastle to Bergen and Stavanger, the 2 nations have lacked a direct ferry connection regardless of campaigns and several other makes an attempt to restart the service.
A contemporary cruise ferry
Holland Norway Traces is hedging its bets at launch by chartering out the Romantika from Tallink Group subsidiary Tallink Latvija for a three-year interval. It has room for 1,500 passengers and 350 vehicles.
Beforehand a stalwart on the Riga-Stockholm route, the vessel is well-suited to the European long-distance ferry market the place a ‘cruise ferry’ expertise is the norm.
For these wanting a real Nordic expertise, the onboard sauna resort contains saunas, sizzling tubs and solar decks with ocean views. For the hungry, select between a buffet eating places or a number of a la carte choices. Nighttime leisure ranges from a sports activities pub to exhibits within the Starlight corridor.