Residents' coping with cruise tourism

Amanda Hauso Sandven, Matias Thuen Jørgensen, Philipp Wassler

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Cruise tourism is a contested practice, requiring research that moves beyond oversimplified accounts of progress or despair and applies primary data at the community level. Using in-depth interviews with residents of Eidfjord, Norway, during the pandemic-induced “break” from cruise tourism, this study critically examines their perspectives on and coping with cruising. It reveals that the pandemic has spurred residents to shift from more individualistic (reactive/anticipatory) coping to more communal (proactive/preventive) coping. Findings suggest that the good/bad, for/against debate about cruising needs to transition towards a comprehensive approach emphasizing not only sustainable planning, regulations, and visitor management but also a better understanding of how residents cope with cruise tourism and distinguish between impacts that they can and cannot cope with.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103732
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • Cruise tourism
  • Residents
  • Sustainable cruising
  • Coping
  • Regulation
  • Visitor management

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