They are big, beautiful, impressive and carry a significant amount of tourists. Throughout recent years, the cruise ships coming to Tricity have become a characteristic feature of the area. On the 24th of April, the 2019 season begins with a visit of nearly 300 meters long MSC Poesia.
120 Cruise Ships
Though the 2019 season includes a slightly smaller amount of the visiting cruise ships than last year, the numbers are still impressive. There will be exactly 120 ships in the ports of Tricity this season. Last year some 100.000 tourists visited the area traveling this way. We may expect a very similar amount of visitors this year.
Bigger Ships come to Gdynia
Traditionally, Gdynia will host the biggest vessels during the cruise ship season. This year’s leader in length is Norwegian Getaway measuring 325,7 meters. The colorful and beautiful vessel will visit Tricity twice. First on the 27th of June and then on the 20th of August.
The second biggest ship, also having more than 300 metes in length is Mein Schiff 1. This impressive giant will come to Gdynia 4 times. The first visit will take place at the end of May.
Nearly 70 cruise ships in Gdansk
Gdansk is dominating with the number of cruise ships visiting the port, yet the vessels are traditionally a bit smaller. They will moor in two locations: Westerplatte and in duty-free zone. The first cruise ship – Magellan will come to Gdansk already on the 28th of April. Shortly after that, there will be an opportunity to see the biggest of the ships visiting Gdansk. Measuring nearly 230 meters in length Viking Sea will arrive on the 2nd of May.
Cruise Ship Season finishes in October
The 2019 cruise ship season in Tricity will finish in October. The last vessel in Gdynia will be AIDAmar on the 7th of October. The season for the area will conclude at Westerplatte in Gdansk with a visit of Marco Polo on the 8th of October.
See the interior of Costa Pacifica
Some time ago, Tricity News toured one of the cruise ships visiting Gdynia – Costa Pacifica. Click here to see an exclusive peek into interiors of this 290 meters long vessel carrying up to 3.780 passengers.