Port of Riga opens for 2022 cruise season

Port of Riga opens for 2022 cruise season

Port of Riga

Hamburg stopped at the Port of Riga on 12 April 2022 as part of its 12-day Baltic Sea cruise

The Port of Riga in Latvia opened its 2022 cruise tourism season on 12 April with the arrival of Hamburg.

Hamburg is 144 metres long and 22 metres wide, with a maximum capacity of 420 passengers and 170 crew members. The vessel stopped at Riga as part of its 12-day cruise, which began in Hamburg, Germany, and will take guests to several Baltic Sea cities, including Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; and Helsinki, Finland.

“We are pleased to welcome cruise ships to Riga again, although it must be admitted that this season will not be easy,” said Viesturs Zeps, chairman of the Freeport of Riga Board. “Currently, about 120 cruise ship visits are planned, bringing more than 100,000 passengers to Riga. At the same time, it must be borne in mind that the changing geopolitical situation and the war in Ukraine can and are likely to have an impact on cruise ship plans and the number of visits expected.

“Regardless, we are ready to accommodate every cruise passenger in Riga, giving us the opportunity to get to know the hospitality and uniqueness of our beautiful capital, as well as strengthen the city's economy and tourism sector.”

The cruise ship season in Riga is planned to continue until October.

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
14 April 2022

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