Over 40 ships and 60,000 passengers are already scheduled for the new berth Gotland in 2018.
Region Gotland and Copenhagen Malmö Port have been working hard to market the island for its maiden season and it has produced excellent results, according to a press release.
”The shipping companies seem to be very positive about Visby and Gotland as a cruise destination. The possibility of calling at Visby is making the cruise routes in the Baltic more attractive. So far we already have over 40 confirmed bookings for the 2018 cruise season, which means that over 60,000 passengers and reservations are continuing to come in. It is great that CMP, with our long experience of developing cruise ports, is contributing to developing Gotland as a destination,” said Arnt Møller Pedersen, head of cruise traffic at Copenhagen Malmö Port.
The eventual goal is 150 calls per year.
”We are delighted to already have so many cruise ships booked in. it is an exciting challenge to receive several thousand visitors at one time, and it is simultaneously a great opportunity to be good hosts and to display Gotland from its best side,” noted Stefan Persson, Region Gotland’s Enterprise Manager.
When completed, the new quay will be able to handle two large ships at once.