All-time-high cruise season at the Port of Gdansk
On 19 September, the call of the "Amadea" ended the 2007 cruise season at the Port of Gdansk, which will be remembered as record-high both in terms of the number of cruise liners accommodated as well as the volume of passengers.
During the time period from 9 May to 19 September, the Port of Gdansk handled 39 passenger ships, i.e. over 34% more than the previous year. The total number of tourists amounted to over 12 thousand, which entails 25% growth as compared with 2006.
This year's results indicate Gdansk is enjoying an increasingly growing interest among international tourists. Historic monuments that have invariably topped the list of most frequently visited sites include the Old Town, the Oliwa Cathedral and the Malbork Castle.
The 2007 season has also confirmed the observed growth in the size of vessels navigating the Baltic Sea.
The passing season saw a call of the longest vessel that has ever visited Gdansk - the cruise liner "Thomson Spirit", with her length exceeding 214 metres. Moreover, in July, the Oliwskie Quay accommodated a nearly 200 metres long world's only floating apartment vessel "The World".
The "Amadea", with her visit ending this year's cruise season, arrived in Gdansk for the second time, bringing on her board 516 passengers.