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.
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.
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.
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