Riga becomes the first Latvian port to join Cruise Baltic

The port will receive 63 calls this year and can berth 320-metre-long cruise ships

Riga becomes the first Latvian port to join Cruise Baltic

Cruise Baltic

Riga, Latvia, has joined the Cruise Baltic network

By Alice Chambers |

Freeport of Riga has become the first Latvian port to join the Cruise Baltic network, which aims to promote the Baltic Sea region towards cruise lines and travel agents.

Located where the Daugava River meets the Baltic Sea, Riga has nine cruise quays that can accommodate ships up to 320 metres in length. The city offers a range of shore excursion options for cruise guests, including a medieval Old Town, Art Nouveau streets, modern entertainment and sports venues.

“We are very pleased to be a part of Cruise Baltic and we are confident that our new membership will be valuable for Riga as a cruise destination,” said Jelena Burdastova, cruise manager of the Freeport of Riga, which is expecting 63 calls in 2023. “Our truly unique and amazing city offers a great variety of architectural, historical and cultural gems in a place that truly makes you feel. We look forward to an active and productive collaboration with partners of the network.”

The Cruise Baltic network now has a total of 32 ports and destinations.“Cruise Baltic is proud to welcome Freeport of Riga to our network as the first port in Latvia,” said Klaus Bondam, director of Cruise Baltic. “We work for cruise tourism in the entire Baltic Sea region. Therefore, we are always excited to include new destinations, and by welcoming Riga to the network, we now have an even stronger representation throughout the Baltic Sea region.”

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