A new partner joined the Cruise Baltic network. Sassnitz (Rugen Island, Germany), which has previously been a part of the network, has now returned. With the new German partner, the number of cruise ports and destinations hit 32 which is the highest ever.
The town of Sassnitz is a gateway to the island of Rugen and is centrally located in the southwestern part of the Baltic Sea near the main ship routes making it a good transit call for liners in the Baltic Sea Region.
Sassnitz is also a starting point for a lot of tours into the National Park with ancient beech forests and white chalk cliffs protected by UNESCO. Rugen Island also offers nature experiences like sandy beaches and unique countryside landscapes. Other experiences include seeing superb architecture, visiting seaside resorts, enjoying spas, and discovering sights.
The Sassnitz city port provides exclusive berthing for small/medium-sized cruise ships, while Mukran Port, situated ~6 km from the city port, offers ideal berthing conditions for medium/large-sized cruise ships. Sassnitz is accessible without obligation for channel navigation and pilot services.
Sassnitz is popular for its beautiful seaside resort villas. Artisan workshops, sailmakers, ship chandlers, museums, and shops with regional products are found beside the restaurants and fish shops. A stroll along the longest outer pier in Europe with its 1444 metres across the Baltic Sea is rewarded with a marinated or smoked fish bun.
Sassnitz port is the 32nd partner to join Cruise Baltic network and the 3rd German destination in the network.