Passenger Port of St. Petersburg Sums Up the 2019 Navigation

   December 8, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Port Saint Petersburg Russia announced it had finished the 2019 navigation on October 21, with the departure of the German liner AIDAaura. During the season, the cruise port handled a total of 265 ship calls and 647,640 passengers.

Season 2019 was opened with MSC Poesia on April 28, when was also celebrated port's 5 millionth cruiser. From March through September 2019, the port was visited by 68 cruise vessels with 165,790 tourists.

Compared to season 2018, port's passenger shipping traffic increased by 4%, despite the slight decrease in ship calls (270 in 2018) due to increasing vessels' dimensions. Based on the existing berth bookings, the cruise traffic is forecast to increase in 2020 to 648,000 passengers and 258 ship calls.

In 2020, Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg plans to accommodate 11 new ships, including Norwegian Escape and the newest Princess Cruises ship Sky Princess (2019-built).

Tallink Group - the largest cruiseferry operator in Baltic Sea, also plans to use Passenger Port Saint Petersburg in 2020.