Direct Ferry Link Between UK and Norway to be Re-Established

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Direct Ferry Link Between UK and Norway to be Re-Established

We will re-establish an all-year direct high quality, cost-efficient, low emission cruise-ferry route between Norway & England (UK), states Bergen Cruise Line. Learn more about the direct ferry link between UK and Norway that will be re-established.

The startup Norwegian company Bergen Cruise Line has announced plans to launch a regular car, passenger and cargo ferry link between the U.K. and the west-coast of Norway. BCL has announced it would begin raising the funds to bring the route back.

Direct Ferry Link Between UK and Norway to be Re-Established
The route will run between both Bergen and Stavanger on the west coast of Norway and Newcastle on England’s northeast coast.

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The BCL concept is a large cruise ferry of 210 x 31 meters with the capacity of 2 380 passengers and 200 crew combined with a large car deck and cargo capacity. A concept designed for maximum capacity utilization in high and low seasons combined with extensive onboard cruise offerings and revenues.

The launch is expected to be in 2026, and the route will run between both Bergen and Stavanger on the west coast of Norway and Newcastle on England’s northeast coast. The company plans three weekly departures in high season and two weekly departures during the rest of the year.

Related: Norway – The Fourth Largest Shipping Nation In The World

Direct Ferry Link Between UK and Norway to be Re-Established
The BCL team is co-operating with Fosen Yards and other premium suppliers ensuring solutions and quality adapted to the European market.

Since 2008 there has not been a ferry link between England and Norway after the old ferry between Bergen and Newcastle stopped operating. According to CRL’s webpage, this leading-edge cruise ferry concept is being developed by a highly experienced team with expertise in all aspects of designing and operating this type of ship. The team also has in-depth knowledge and experience with the planned UK – Norway route and market. The ship will be built at a highly competitive cost level by a leading shipyard. The BCL team is co-operating with Fosen Yards and other premium suppliers ensuring solutions and quality adapted to the European market.

Related: Self-Driving Electric Ferries in Norway

Direct Ferry Link Between UK and Norway to be Re-Established
Bergen harbor

The cruise ferry will feature a shopping street, several restaurants, casino, theater, beauty parlor, fitness center, and several bars including English-style pubs. An observation deck is planned for those who prefer a more relaxing voyage.

Direct Ferry Link Between UK and Norway to be Re-Established, written by Tor Kjolberg

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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.

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