First Cruise Ship of the Season Visits Tallinn

By ,   April 29, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

The first cruise ship of 2019 season, that started her voyage from Warnemunde (close to Rostock) on April 21, visited Tallinn on Saturday, April 27.

Coming from Riga, MSC Poesia reached Tallinn's pier at 9 am on Saturday, bringing a total of 2,600 travelers to the capital of Estonia. The same afternoon, the 294-meter ship began her journey to Saint Petersburg, Russia. The journey named "10 Nights in Europe" is due to end in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 3.

Most of the passengers aboard the first cruise ship to visit the Estonian capital are from Germany, smaller numbers come from North America, Belgium, France, and Italy. In all, there are passengers of 54 nationalities onboard the vessel.

Port of Tallinn (Estonia)

The next ships are scheduled to arrive in Tallinn on Tuesday, April 30, when CMV Astor and Viking Sky with a total of 1,250 cruise passengers onboard are expected to berth here.

The listed Estonian company Tallinna Sadam is expecting 339 visits by cruise ships that are to bring around 600,000 cruise passengers to the Estonian capital during 2019 cruise season that began on April 27 and ends on October 19. 

The busiest day in terms of the ships' number will be July 11 when there will be 6 cruise vessels in Tallinn at once with a total of 8,000 guests. 

In 2018, cruise ships visited Tallinn on 338 occasions bringing the record 635,000 travellers here.