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  • 2017 April 13 13:32

    Cruise season gets under way in Gothenburg

    The cruise season in Gothenburg will get under way over the Easter weekend. During the next few months, 60,000 tourists are expected to arrive by cruise ship to discover the sights of the city. There will 44 visits by cruise ships to the Port of Gothenburg this year. First to arrive will be Aida Cara, which is due to berth at Frihamnen on Good Friday.

    The arrival of the Aida Cara will mark the beginning of the cruise season at the Port of Gothenburg. On Good Friday, this 193-metre long cruise ship will berth at Frihamnen at the Port of Gothenburg. On board will be 1,200 German tourists, eager to explore the city and all it has to offer.

    One of the high points of the season will be the visit by Norwegian Getaway. With 4,000 guests, she will in passenger terms be the largest cruise ship ever to visit the Port of Gothenburg. Other ships that will attract particular attention include the new Mein Schiff 6, which is currently being built and is due to be launched in Hamburg in May.

    A total of 44 cruise ships, carrying 60,000 passengers, are scheduled to visit Gothenburg this year compared with 34 last year.

    Prominent international travel guides rank Gothenburg highly and describe it as a trendy, vibrant port city with a multitude of things to see and do.

    The visitors come mainly from Germany, the United Kingdom, the USA and Italy. On average, each cruise tourist spends 700 kronor per person on food, shopping and excursions during their visit. This year cruise tourism is expected to generate revenue of almost 42 million kronor in the tourism sector.

    The cruise season will end on October 9. After that there will be two Christmas calls in December.

    2017 will be the final year for cruise ships at Frihamnen. The area will be part of a major urban development scheme with the construction of homes and offices, forcing the present cruise terminal to find a new location.

    The new central cruise terminal will be at Stigbergskajen in Masthugget. The quay and part of the terminal building, Amerikaskjulet, are currently being restored and will be ready to welcome ships from spring 2018. The revived name of the terminal will be America Cruise Terminal.

    The location is perfect for cruise tourism as it is within easy walking distance of the cosy, inviting districts of Majorna, Linné and Haga, and just a short journey by public transport or chartered bus into the city centre. Cruise tourists can look forward to a first-rate reception when the beautiful and historic Amerikaskjulet comes back to life as a passenger terminal,” said Jill Söderwall.

    Gothenburg Port Authority and Göteborg & Co have been working actively since 2008 to market Gothenburg as a cruise destination.

    The number of cruise ships has increased significantly with a record high in 2014 when 73 ships visited the port, bringing more than 100,000 guests into the city. There has been a slight downturn since then, due largely to keen competition from other ports, particularly in Denmark.

    Number of calls to Gothenburg by cruise ships, 2002 – 2017:
    2002 – 5 calls, 2,400 passengers
    2003 – 13 calls, 5,500 passengers
    2004 – 18 calls, 14,200 passengers
    2005 – 20 calls, 12,700 passengers
    2006 – 18 calls, 11,300 passengers
    2007 – 23 calls, 11,400 passengers
    2008 – 18 calls, 12,400 passengers
    2009 – 34 calls, 36,000 passengers
    2010 – 41 calls, 51,700 passengers
    2011 – 52 calls, 64,000 passengers
    2012 – 62 calls, 70,000 passengers
    2013 – 39 calls, 40,000 passengers
    2014 – 73 calls, 108,000 passengers
    2015 – 52 calls, 100,000 passengers
    2016 ­- 34 calls, 56,000 passengers
    2017 – 44 calls, 60,000 passengers

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