South Korea's Port Incheon/Seoul to welcome cruise ships in 2022

   October 18, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

South Korea's largest port - Incheon (port to Seoul City) announced that international cruise ships were set to arrive in 2022 - or 2+ years after the country's ban on cruisers due to the COVID pandemic.

South Korea's government imposed an entry ban in February 2020 to contain the pandemic after reports that a total of 130 confirmed cases had been found on a cruise ship quarantined near Port Yokohama (Japan).

According to Incheon Port Authority, 3 international cruise liners were scheduled to call at Incheon Port (located just ~40 km west of Seoul City) in 2022.

port of Incheon (Seoul, South Korea)

MS Artania is scheduled to visit in March, Hanseatic Inspiration in May, and Oceania Regatta in October 2022.

In particular, Hanseatic Inspiration will use Incheon Port as homeport, which means passengers will start their local travel after entering the country via Incheon International Airport.

No international cruise vessels have arrived in the South Korean ports since February 2020.