New terminal to cater for smaller cruise ships
Gothenburg, a major Swedish city, opens their second terminal, the America Cruise Terminal, to welcome more cruise passengers to the port.
“We plan to welcome 44 ships to Gothenburg this year, half of them to the new America Cruise Terminal. In total, more than 60,000 cruise passengers will travel to Gothenburg in 2018,” said Liselott Bjälving, cruise operations manager for the Port of Gothenburg.[xyz-ihs snippet=”bc-inarticle”]
Costa Crociere and Viking Cruises are among cruises lines that will be making stops at the new terminal in Gothenburg this year. Cruise traffic to the port is expected to increase yearly with 62 ships with 100,000 passengers scheduled for 2019.
The new terminal is aimed at smaller cruise ships with guests who want a more central terminal but the port caters easily to ships of any size with no limits on height or beam and no need for tugboat assistance. The cruise port has further future-proofed itself by offering bunkering by barge for new LNG ships to discharge black and grey water.
The city, located off the Göta älv river on Sweden’s west coast, is an important port for the country. It’s picturesque waterfront, Neoclassical architecture and network of Dutch canals make it a really special Scandinavian destination and one that is easily explored on your own by foot.
“Gothenburg offers the vibrancy of a city, an archipelago that is unparalleled anywhere in the world and the largest port in the Nordic Region – all in one. It’s easily accessible location on the west coast of Sweden and the rapid approach make it an attractive port of call for cruise ships,” noted Bjälving.[xyz-ihs snippet=”bc-inarticle”]