|From left to right: Martin Lister, Fred Olsen Line; the local guide; Jenny Taipale, VisitHelsinki; Antti Pulkinnen, Port of Helsinki; Claire Spriggs, Thomson Cruises|
The Cruise Baltic network has announced the successful completion of two cruise line fam trips to Denmark, Finland, Poland and Sweden for the summer 2016 cruise season.
The fam trips, which took place in August, invited cruise line senior executives, along with representatives from Cruise Baltic and the host destinations. The first Baltic Sea Region itinerary was hosted by Stockholm and Karlskrona, Sweden; Aarhus, Aalborg, Copenhagen, Fredericia and Skagen, Denmark; and Gdansk, Poland. Cruise line participants were Emma Bean, Thomson Cruises, product and planning manager; Rosalind Marshall, Saga, shore excursions and purchasing executive; and Christian Ceplak , Viking Cruises, senior manager land operations ocean.
The second trip traveled from Gothenburg, Sweden, to Helsinki, Finland, visiting Turku, Mariehamn, Kemi and Kotka. Cruise line participants were Martin Lister, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, itinerary and experience development manager; Rosalind Marshall, Saga, shore excursions and purchasing executive; and Claire Spriggs, Thomson Cruises, product and planning executive.
Cruise Baltic is a network of cruise destinations in the Baltic Sea. Founded in 2004 with 12 destinations, it has since grown to 29 destinations as of 2016.