Szczecin is the capital city of West Pomeranian Voivodeship located in Poland, near the Baltic Sea. The city covers a total area of approx 301 km2 (116 ml2) and has a population of around 405,660 people (metro 777,000), according to 2015 census.
- Szczecin is a major seaport and the 7th-largest city in Poland. The Port of Szczecin is the 3rd largest port in Poland. It handles almost 10 mill tons of cargo per year (data from 2006). It's a harbour of the Baltic Sea and Oder river.
- Szczecin lies on Oder river, south of Szczecin Lagoon and Bay of Pomerania. It is situated along the southwestern shore of Dabie Lake, on both sides of Oder and on several big islands between the river's eastern and western branches.
- Szczecin is adjacent to Police town and is the urban centre of Szczecin agglomeration, extended metropolitan area including communities in the German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg.
- The recorded history of Szczecin began during the 8th century as Slavic Pomeranian stronghold, erected at the site of Ducal castle. During the 12th century, when the city had become one of the main urban centres in Pomerania, it lost independence to Piast Poland, Duchy of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire and Denmark. The House of Griffins established as local rulers and the population was Christianized. German settlers came from Western European states and native Slavic population was discriminated. Between 1237-1243, the city was rebuilt and eventually joined Hanseatic League.
- In 1630 after the Treaty of Stettin, Szczecin came under the control of Swedish Empire until 1720, when it was acquired by Kingdom of Prussia and became the capital of Province of Pomerania (part of the German Empire after 1870). Stettin became an industrial city in the late-19th century, vastly increasing in population and size, and served as Berlin's major port. During the Nazi era, minorities and opposition groups were persecuted.
- By the end of WWII the status of Szczecin was in doubt. Soviet occupation authorities initially appointed officials from city's almost entirely pre-war German population. However, in July 1945 Polish authorities were allowed to take power. The city received its present name and became part of the newly established Polish People's Republic (from 1989 Republic of Poland).
- Today, Szczecin is the site of the Pomeranian Medical University, West Pomeranian University of Technology, University of Szczecin, Maritime University of Szczecin, and Art Academy of Szczecin, as well as the see of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamien.
Port Szczecin cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Szczecin, Poland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|3 May, 2018|
|20 May, 2018|
|Albatros||10:00||18:00||Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland|
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