Port of Tallinn visited by record number of cruise passengers

There were 416,000 cruise passengers visiting Tallinn this year which is over 10% more than a year earlier, writes aripaev.ee

All in all, Port of Tallinn served 310 cruise ships from 44 operators.

The total number of cruise passengers includes cruise passengers who visited the cruise port of Saaremaa. Passengers were from a total of 150 countries.

The most popular month was July when Port of Tallinn handled 80 cruise ships with 114,537 passengers. On July 19 there were six cruise ships in the port at the same time.

The biggest number of passengers per ship visited Tallinn on July 11 when M/L Emerald Princess arrived with 3,298 passengers on port.

The majority of cruise passengers were citizens of US, UK, Germany and Spain.

It is estimated that cruise passengers spent personally 105 million kroons in Tallinn without port fees, pilot fees and maritime fees.

Port of Tallinn  expects the number of cruise ships and passengers to stay unchanged also in 2010.

Source: aripaev.ee