2017 was the first time that Port of Trelleborg received a cruise ship, namely M / S Artania. On July 8, it was time to receive all passengers in the best possible way when M / S Artania entered the port again at ferry bert no. 10.
The cruise ship is 231 meters long and takes a maximum of 1,200 passengers and about 510 crew. The ship’s route is: Kiel – Nynäshamn – Mariehamn – Holmsund – Tallinn – Kotka – St. Petersburg – Helsinki – Klaipeda – Gdynia – Trelleborg – Kiel.
– The fact that Trelleborg is chosen as a cruise port is very gratifying for both the port and the city. Thanks to our port expansion with new break waters, longer quays and deeper port basin,we can now offer the room for maneuver that such large vessels require. We have received inquiries from several shipping companies and in 2020 and 2021 new cruise calls will take place. Then ferry berth no. 13 and no.14 are completed which will enable more calls by cruise ships in the future, says Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Port of Trelleborg.
The fact that M / S Artania chooses to come back to Trelleborg is a proof that everything worked very well in 2017.
In total there were about 1,200 German tourists who were expected to disembark. The passengers were welcomed with music of the city’s orchestra and a reception with Vikings. Thereafter, a lively city was waiting with various activities to visit, excursions by bus to Smygehuk or “Trelleborgen” and also shopping with special offers.
– There will also be German-speaking guides in the city and the stores have been asked to, if possible, receive euro as payments. We want the passengers to feel welcome in Trelleborg, says Ditte Fagerlund, CEO of Visit Trelleborg.
A London bus departed from Trelleborg Central Station to M / S Artania so that the citizens also were able to feel the cruise mood.
Watch when M / S Artania enters the port, click here