Half a million cruise pax spend half a billion

Stockholm concludes a successful cruise season
The cruise season in Stockholm concluded as the AidaMar departed. It was “yet another good cruise season, with Stockholm retaining its popularity as a destination”, Ports of Stockholm says, with almost half a million cruise passengers spending half a billion krona (€50 million) in the city.
Exactly 230 cruise ships carrying 490,000 passengers called at Stockholm during the April-October season, with turnarounds reaching a record high as 57 vessels began or ended their voyages in Stockholm.
Passengers then often spent an extra day and night on land, benefiting the tourist industry even further.
“Cruise passengers in total spend more than half a billion SEK on sightseeing, hotels, restaurants and shopping in Stockholm and are therefore an important part of the entire tourist revenue,” explained Johan Castwall, Ports of Stockholm’s managing director.
“This year we have improved the service for passengers at the Port of Nynäshamn with our new Seawalk, an extendible pier that is used instead of smaller transport shuttle boats,” added Henrik Ahlqvist, Ports of Stockholm’s cruise marketing manager.
Next year, the Swedish capital already has 273 cruise-ship bookings, of which 74 are turnarounds.
This year, eight out of 10 international cruise ships offloaded wastewater in Stockholm’s ports. Stockholm says it is one of just a few ports in the world that have the capabilities to accept black and grey wastewater – toilet, shower and galley wastewater.
TTG Nordic

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