Cruise Critic just announced the winners of its fourth annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. Culled from thousands of consumer ratings and reviews of more than 500 ports worldwide posted on the popular online review site, the list captures the ports that were most appealing to cruisers—rather than those with the greatest number of bookings.

One of the biggest surprises this year was the addition of four Norwegian ports to the list of the Top Overall Cruise Destinations: Flam, Eidfjord, Oso and Geiranger. All of these Norwegian ports are destinations on ocean (as opposed to river) cruises.

According to Cruise Norway, the destination marketing company for the ports in Norway, passenger visits have nearly doubled in the last seven years. “We can certainly attribute much of the interest in the release of the blockbuster Frozen – giving a true spotlight to the region and its beauty,” comments Colleen McDaniel, Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic.

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