Final cruise ship for the year calls to the Port of Gothenburg
On the morning of December 14th, the final cruise ship for the year called at the Port of Gothenburg. It was the 43rd call for 2018, during which almost 60,000 cruise passengers had the opportunity to discover Gothenburg and everything it has to offer. Next year the figure will be even higher – 63 calls are already booked for 2019, Port of Gothenburg said in a press release.
The majority who cruise to Gothenburg are German, British and American. Together, they spend around 60 million kronor in the city during the season.
Nearly half of the 43 cruise ships of the year berthed at the historic America Cruise Terminal in the inner harbour area, which was newly reopened this year. It was from here that the large ocean-going liners set sail for New York, starting back in 1915 and continuing well into the 1970s. In April, the much-revered America Cruise Terminal was brought back to life, and it can now once again welcome international cruise visitors to Gothenburg.
Bookings for next year are already complete, and an impressive 110,000 passengers, spread across 64 calls, will visit Gothenburg during the 2019 season.
The first to arrive will be Viking Sky, which will call at the America Cruise Terminal on April 4. New for 2019 is Disney Cruises, which will visit Gothenburg for the very first time with their 300-metre cruise ship Disney Magic.