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"Alexander von Humboldt" has launched a cruise season in Gdansk


On 12 May 2010, the Gdansk port saw the arrival of the first cruise liner in this year. This cruise season - as was the case with "Albatros" a year ago - was launched by a cruise ship sailing under the Bahamas flag. "Alexander von Humboldt" called at Gdansk on her way from Bremerhaven, via Hamburg and Szczecin, to Visby and Stockholm, with 437 tourists on board, mainly from Germany.

This over 151-metre long vessel was built in 1990, in the Spanish shipyard of "Union Naval De Levante", and is among the cruise ships making regular calls at Gdansk. On 2 June 2010, the arrival is expected of the over 100-metre long "Clipper Adventurer", and the next day - of the 236-metre long "Oceanic".

Most of the cruise liners will be docked at the Westerplatte Ferry Terminal and at the WOC II and Cpt. Ziolkowski Quays.

There is but one concern while analyzing the announced cruise ships' arrivals that, as a role, they only spend a few hours in Gdansk. Last year, 40 cruise liners brought to Gdansk a record-high number of 17,000 visitors. With the view to further promotion of sea tourism in Gdansk, as of 1 October of the previous year, the Port of Gdansk Authority SA decided to introduce new price incentives. Cruise ships calling at Gdansk in the subsequent cruise seasons will be able to take advantage of the "Frequently is cheaper" offer. Further details are available in the PGA SA Tariffs for Port Services.

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