(1:15 p.m. EDT) -- Copenhagen will receive a brand-new cruise terminal in 2020 with the capacity to accommodate 5,000 passengers at any one time.
The Board of Copenhagen Malmo Port (CMP) has given the go-head for the new terminal to be built beyond the current terminal, Oceankaj in Ydre Nordhavn, to meet the growing demand from cruise lines to add calls to the city.
Norwegian Cruise Line based Norwegian Getaway in the Danish city from May to September 2017, offering seven-night round-trip cruises from Copenhagen. The ship will be replaced by the 4,028-passenger Norwegian Breakaway for the 2018 season.
The CEO of Copenhagen Malmo Port, Barbara Scheel Agersnap, said: "A new terminal, designed for more than 5,000 passengers, will enable us to receive more and bigger ships in future. With this development, we are making sure that Copenhagen retains and develops its position as the leading cruise destination in Northern Europe."
--By Kerry Spencer, Editor, U.K.