Wismar celebrates first cruise turnaround call

Wismar celebrates first cruise turnaround call
Transocean Cruises’ Astor arrived in Wismar, Germany for a turnaround call (Image: Columbus Cruise Center Wismar)

Transocean Cruises’ Astor arrived at Columbus Cruise Center Wismar, Germany on 5 May, marking the city’s first-ever turnaround call. 

The 578-passenger ship, which sails as part of the Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ fleet, arrived after a voyage through the Baltic Sea, allowing 334 passengers to disembark and 396 new passengers to embark before setting off on her next trip. 

The Columbus Cruise Center Wismar was well-prepared for its first turnaround call, handling all passengers according to International Ship and Port Facility Security standards. The port also provided sufficient equipment and personnel to load all luggage and provisions onto the ship. 

To commemorate the occasion, the cruise line and port exchanged plaques. Andreas Nielsen, Representative for International Relations at Hansestadt Wismar, and the city’s mayor Thomas Beyer both boarded Astor for the ceremony. As the ship left the port, she was serenaded by Blänke chanty choir.

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Thursday, May 9, 2019