MS Hamburg arrived at Port Riga (Latvia) on Tuesday, April 12, marking the start of the port's cruise season.
The MS Hamburg ship with a capacity of 420 guests and 170 crew, is owned by the Conti Group and currently operated by Plantours Kreuzfahrten.
The cruise ship called at the port of Riga as part of her 12-day voyage, which started in Hamburg (Germany) and will take passengers to a number of Baltic Sea cities, such as Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Stockholm (Sweden).
Viesturs Zeps, chairman of the Freeport of Riga Board said they were pleased to welcome cruise ships to Riga again, although the season would not be easy.
“Currently, about 120 cruise ship visits are planned, bringing more than 100,000 passengers to Riga. At the same time, it must be borne in mind that the changing geopolitical situation and the war in Ukraine can and are likely to have an impact on cruise ship plans and the number of visits expected.
“Regardless, we are ready to accommodate every cruise passenger in Riga, giving us the opportunity to get to know the hospitality and uniqueness of our beautiful capital, as well as strengthen the city's economy and tourism sector.”
The cruise season in the Latvian capital is anticipated to last from April through October.