Santander prepares for first cruise call since start of the pandemic

Santander prepares for first cruise call since start of the pandemic
Santander hasn't received a cruise call since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

Port of Santander is set to welcome a call from Phoenix Reisen’s Amera on 18 September, marking the first cruise visit it has received since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

Amera will arrive in Santander at 9am with 617 cruise passengers and 460 crew members onboard, all of whom will follow the health and safety protocols set out by Phoenix Reisen, Santander City Council and the Cantabrian Government. Around 195 passengers will take a panoramic tour of the city’s main attractions, and 136 will embark on a twin-destination trip to Santillana del Mar and Santander.

To mark the visit, local authorities will present a commemorative medallion to Amera’s captain before the vessel departs Santander for the port of Le Verdon in Bordeaux, France.

“The arrival of Amera represents a further step in the return to normality of an important industry for the hotel and catering business and commerce of Santander, which extends through excursions to other parts of the Cantabria region of Spain,” said the port in a press release, noting that cruise activity is expected to increase in the coming months.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
17 September 2021

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