Port of Gdansk Gears Up for Record Cruise Season

Image Courtesy: Port of Gdansk

Polish Port of Gdansk expects a record-breaking number of passenger ships in the upcoming cruise season.

A total of 67 cruise ships are scheduled to visit the port in 2017, more than twice when compared to the 2016 cruise season.

What is more, the Port of Gdansk said that the number of passengers may exceed 30,000.

The previous record was broken in 2009 when the port welcomed 40 cruise vessels carrying nearly 17,000 passengers.

In 2017, the size of passenger vessels is expected to be equally record-breaking, according to the port. The average gross tonnage of ships visiting the Port of Gdansk is likely to exceed 24,800 tons and their average length is expected to increase to 170 meters.

Most of the scheduled cruise liners have already called at the port before. Vessels visiting the port for the first time during the 2017 cruise season include AidaCara, which will call on June 16 and 30, Thomson Celebration, expected to arrive on July 19 at the Westerplatte Quay, and National Geographic Orion, scheduled for arrival on April 12 and May 13.

Vessels owned by Viking Ocean Cruises will visit the Port of Gdansk 22 times this year. Three of the company’s cruise ships – Viking Star, Viking Sky and Viking Sea – will be the largest vessels to moor at Gdansk’s quays this year. Each of the three sister ships is over 227 meters long and can accommodate 930 passengers.

The first call of a Viking ship is planned for May 7.

The 2017 cruise season at the Port of Gdansk will begin on April 21 with the call of the National Geographic ship and end on December 29 with the visit of MS Saga Sapphire.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Maritime Information Warfare 2017

Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities…

read more >

INTERNATIONAL GREEN SHIPPING AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

The Summit will gather key marine experts and companies around the globe which have a big influence in the industry…

read more >

The CWC 18th Annual World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit will continue to give you access to premium networking opportunities as it brings together the who’s who…

read more >

Marintec China 2017

The largest maritime event in Asia Pacific, Marintec China connects maritime professionals from the entire shipbuilding supply chain together.

Over the years, Marintec China has grown to reflect the size and importance of the Asian maritime market. 2015 event is another record-breaking edition with the largest exhibition area and the highest number of industry professionals attending ever. The encouraging figures proven that China remains one of the major shipbuilding nations and Marintec China has been the most authoritative platform in Asia.

With the maritime industry facing great opportunities but also many challenges, it is important for the industry to connect and engage more to ultimately win new business in globally-significant markets. A visit to Marintec China is a great way to learn about the latest technology and innovation of the supply industry, a platform for industry professional to meet face to face, make connection and do business.

Marintec China is poised to be the definitive event and is undoubtedly a must-attend for all involved in the maritime industry.

Marintec China will be held from 5 to 8 December 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China and continue its dedication to serve as the “LEADING” platform “CONNECTING” the community and “STRENGTHENING” the maritime industry.

Marintec China offers the perfect opportunity for companies serving the maritime market to showcase their innovations, products and services to a wide audience. A platform for face to face meetings in business, creating new relationships and consolidating existing ones.

More info

read more >