Passengers up by 18,000 year on year
Stockholm finished its cruise season on a high yesterday, celebrating a record number of ships and passengers having called at the port in 2013.
During the six month cruise season from 26 April to 29 October, 278 ships called in Stockholm, bringing 485,000 passengers to the city. This represents an increase of 4% on 2012. The port is also gaining a reputation as a turnaround port, with 47 ships embarking and disembarking in Stockholm during the season.
Welcoming cruise ships ranging from the large Royal Caribbean liners, through to ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises, Stockholm is now a seasoned favourite for international cruise companies and their customers.
The harbours are centrally located and the city is compact and easy to walk around, meaning that cruise passengers are able to cram a lot in to one day – from world-class museums and galleries to incredible architecture and internationally renowned restaurants. It also offers one of the most beautiful transits in the world, through the archipelago, to reach the city.
Another attraction of Stockholm for cruise lines is the port’s dedication to the minimising its impact on the environment. Leading the way amongst cruise destinations, Stockholm is one of the only ports in the world that can receive black and grey water at all piers, and offers cruise companies financial rebates for sorting their waste.
For more information on cruising to Stockholm, visit www.visitstockholm.com/cruise
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