AIDAdiva started cruise season at Port of Gdynia -
AIDAdiva started cruise season at Port of Gdynia
Date of publication: 05.05.2024
The cruise ship season has begun in the port of Gdynia. On May 2 in the morning hours, accompanied by an orchestra, the first cruise ship in 2024, the AIDAdiva, arrived. It docked at the French Quay. The season will last until October, and a total of 41 calls of 11 different, tourist vessels will take place at the Port of Gdynia.

The first cruise ship to arrive in Gdynia is 252 meters long and 38 meters wide. It was built in 2007 and has a displacement of 8811 DWT. It has 11 passenger decks with cabins in six categories. The vessel can carry 2050 passengers and 588 crew members. It features a spa, sauna, playground, fitness studio, restaurants, cafes, stores, galleries, casino, library, 4D cinema and many other attractions. AIDAdiva belongs to the Aida Cruises passenger line and has been making regular appearances at the Port of Gdynia for years. This year it will call there seven times.

Last year, from May to October, 36 ship calls took place in Gdynia, with a total of 90,000 tourists and 30,000 crew members on board, with cruise ship fills reaching up to 90% and averaging 2,500 people. This marked a progressive increase compared to previous years, and there are expectations for even more visitors this year as well, especially since five more calls are scheduled this year.

Lasting from May to September, cruise ship calls are important not only for the Port of Gdynia, but also for the city itself. Each visit involves hundreds of tourists showing up in Gdynia, taking advantage of local attractions and service offerings. The presence of passenger vessels also emphasizes the importance of maritime tourism to the city's economy, supporting it. The ship that will conclude this year's season will be the AIDAmar, which will arrive in Gdynia's port on October 22.

The largest ship to dock at the Gdynia waterfront will be Celebrity Silhouette, which is 319 meters long. It will appear in the port on July 8 and August 20. This, as well as other cruise ships, can best be viewed from the Pilot Quay and the balcony of the Emigration Museum. The length of stay is expected to be between 8 and 11 hours. For a list of the ships and planned visit dates, visit the Port of Gdynia website.

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