From 1.june they move permanent to EMDEN.
So this ferry route is now EMDEN - KRISTIANSAND.
Traveltimes 17 hours - 18:30 hours, from Emden direction to Kristiansand is only attractive 17 hours, some hours more time f.ex. for travellers from South-Germany to reach the port than to Kiel (for Color Line Kiel-Oslo).
Have tried some big "fake-bookings" - f.ex. 15.7, 17.7., 21.7., 29.7. is already now full-booked.
And this with super expensive ticket-prices (for Germans) , ca. 2 month before the dep. dates and for an in Germany totally unknown ferry-company and route.
So there is a big potential in the next years for a 2nd ferry also.
And i am really wondering why f.ex. Fjordline is not interested in a route to Germany - the E39 is / will be much much better and faster than in the past, there is much more potential also for Fjordline with long routes to Germany, Netherlands or England also.
The port of Emden is now "away" - but there is still Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven, Cuxhaven and Hamburg possible.
Furthermore to England / Scotland London-Tilbury, Harwich, Felixtowe, Great Yarmouth, Hull, Immingham, Newcastle, Edingburgh, Rosyth etc.
is a market-gap. And also to East-Germany, f.ex. Langesund-Rostock would be a good route.