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About Color Line

Color Line AS is Norway's largest and one of Europe's leading cruise and transport shipping companies, with about 2 340 man-years in four countries. Annual sales are around 4.7 billion NOK.

Color Line AS is Norway's largest and one of Europe's leading cruise and transport shipping companies, with about 2 340 man-years in four countries. Annual sales are around 4.7 billion NOK.

After a strategic reorganization in 2008, the company deploys a total of six ships on four routes linking seven ports in four countries; Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

Color Line operates in the fields of passengers and goods, conference, hotel management, restaurants, retailing, entertainment and organized tour production. Color Line has in the period 2004 - 2008 invested 7.5 billion NOK in new ships and concepts.

The company's vision is to be the best cruise and transport company in Europe.

  • Color Line's History

    Color Line represents more than one hundred years of continuous line of traffic between Norway and Europe. The company was established in 1990, based on the Kosmos-companies Jahre Line and Norway Line.

  • Organisation

    Color Line’s four ferry services are operated by three line organizations based in Oslo, Sandefjord and Kristiansand. In addition the company has departmental offices in Larvik, Hirtshals, Kiel and Strömstad.

  • Safety and Environment

    Color Line places great emphasis on safety and environmental issues. The company’s goal is always to be among the international leaders in this field.