Gothenburg Starts 2015 Season

The Port of Gothenburg started its cruise season today with the arrival of the AIDAcara. A total of 52 ships, carrying some 100,000 passengers, are expected this year, according to a statement from the port.

“This year, we will be welcoming more large cruise ships to Gothenburg than previously,” said Jill Soderwall, head of cruise operations. However, there will be fewer calls than last year, which set a record with 73 calls and 108,000 passengers. But despite fewer calls, the bigger ships will ensure roughly the same the number of passengers as last year.

The fall in the number of calls has not just affected Gothenburg, but the whole of Scandinavia and the Baltic countries.

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