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Cruise ships will stay in Stockholm for longer than normal during 2022 after St. Petersburg was removed from Baltic Sea cruise itineraries
The Ports of Stockholm in Sweden has received its first cruise call of the 2022 season, with World Odyssey arriving at Frihamnen Port on the morning of 10 April for a four-day stay.
Stockholm and Nynäshamn are set to host a total of 230 calls in 2022, a reduction from the record-breaking 300 calls it was expecting prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Several of the cruise ships have increased their stay in the Swedish capital after cruise lines removed St. Petersburg, Russia, from their Baltic Sea itineraries.
AIDA Cruises will be the most frequent visitor to the Ports of Stockholm during 2022, with AIDAdiva being the ship that will call the most times. Viking will make the most turnaround calls to the port this year, while new British operator Ambassador Cruise Line will also make its first visit.
“It gives me great pleasure to see the cruise season beginning,” said Fredrik Lindstål, chair of the board at the Ports of Stockholm. “Stockholm is a very popular destination and Ports of Stockholm will welcome as many as 230 cruise ships, despite the troubling international situation. The long-awaited tourists will stay longer than usual, which will be a major positive boost for Stockholm and our tourist industry that was hit hard by the pandemic.”
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