During cruise season 2021, Port Tallinn Estonia will greet passengers and operators with a state-of-the-art cruise ship terminal - named Tallinna Kruisiterminal. It is the most contemporary and multifunctional passenger terminal in the region, constructed to reduce the negative impact on the environment.
Valdo Kalm (Port's Chairman of the Management Board) said that cruise tourism was rapidly recovering after the easing of restrictions related to COVID-19, and Port Tallinn had made thorough preparations to make it safe for everyone to visit Tallinn.
“In addition, we are helping cruise operators to provide an environmentally conscious service to passengers and to make visiting Tallinn as smooth as possible.”
The Port took numerous steps during the building to ensure the environmental sustainability of the cruise terminal. Energy requirements are met by solar panels tailored to suit the Nordic climate. The facility will be heated by sea power via a heat pump. Those decisions allow it to operate outside the cruise season and to host events, conferences, and concerts.
Tallinna Kruisiterminal makes Estonia's capital and all the city has to offer accessible with the aim that all tourists leave with an unforgettable and safe travel experience and cruise companies are able to reduce the environmental footprint through using environmentally friendly port facilities.
A new promenade opened, connecting cruise passengers from the terminal to the “culture kilometer”, a walkway between the port area and new leisure areas. The development allows travelers to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site in Old Town and reach fresh food and drink destinations.
Visitors have access to 3 new main attractions: the Patarei Sea Fortress, a historical fortification hosting bars, food trucks, open-air events; the Seaplane Harbour, a 3-level naval museum housed in an 8000 m2 hangar with historical ships and submarines; Noblessner, a seaside cultural area featuring restaurants, bars, and museums.