The new cruise terminal of CMP will soon open in Visby (Gotland Island, Sweden). The construction project is currently moving towards completion, and island's tourism industry is preparing to welcome the cruise passengers in the best way.
In 2018 there will be double the number of cruisers in comparison to 2017.
Since 2016 winter approx 130,000 m3 has been dredged at the terminal site to achieve a depth of water of 11 m. The land area at the quay is 12,000 m2 and accommodates everything - from parking places for buses and taxis to the terminal building.
According to Harald Grottvik, project manager for Cruise Quay, two cruise ships of up to 340 m can dock at the quay at the same time. The land area will offer room for 20 buses at the same time.
The first cruise will arrive in the middle of April. According to Henrik Ahlqvist, CMP’s terminal manager, they would receive 70 arrivals with around 90,000 passengers next year. In 2017 Visby had only 59 arrivals and about 40,000 passengers. The increased number of cruise passengers is linked with the fact that they can receive bigger ships at the new quay.