The boat, carrying 116 passengers and 151 crew, remained berthed until 5 pm, then left the port city to continue with the itinerary to Porto-Leixoes/Oporto Portugal.
To commemorate this first visit of the ship and as a tribute to the first visit of Hanseatic Nature to the region, the President of Cantabria, Miguel Angel Revilla, presented a commemorative plaque to the captain of the ship, Ulf Sodemann, along with a collection of books about Santander and Cantabria for the onboard library.
The arrival of the season's first luxury cruise ship is “a symptom of the recovery of cruise tourism, an industry with high purchasing power that contributes to the ‘deseasonalization’ of tourism”, president of the Port Authority of Santander (APS) Francisco Martin said.
"In such a complicated year due to the pandemic, it is magnificent news that we have new clients who have decided to call at our port.”
Martin pointed out that both the crew members and the passengers had visited the Autonomous Community with “compliance with all the health measures established”, both by the cruise company and by the national and local authorities.