The busiest cruise season ever begins for Corsica Ports with Hapag-Lloyd's ms Europa

   April 17, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

On April 10, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' ship ms Europa made her way to the port of Bastia (Corsica France) for her first call of 2022.

The busiest cruise season ever began for Corsica Ports which is expecting to receive a total of 480 cruise ship calls this year for an estimation of ~500 000 passengers.

Corsica Ports is a network of eight ports around the island, including Ajaccio, Bastia, Bonifacio, Calvi, Ile Rousse, Propriano, Porto Vecchio, and Saint-Florent providing a global offer to cruise companies, in one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

The leading welcoming port of Corsica, Ajaccio, is expecting 220 visits to the birth city of Napoleon, due to its 220-meter pier dedicated to cruise ships.

During this season, the eight ports are welcoming back European/American companies with large programs of calls, in addition to the French lines which proposed successful itineraries around the island in the last 2 years and maintain them this season.

ms Europa cruise ship

Among the cruise companies welcomed in 2022, three of them are visiting for the first time Corsica: Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Scenic Cruises, and Virgin Voyages

Around the island, Corsica Ports are expecting 16 ships’ maiden calls.