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Tourist season will start in May

In Szczecin tourist season for cruise vessels will start in May 2008.  88 port calls are expected in the port this year.Szczecin for many years has been regular river cruise destination thanks to the favourable inland waterway connection to Western Europe. In 2008 from May to November the river cruise vessels will call 83 times. The vessels visiting Szczecin sail under Swiss, German and French flags.

Szczecin also will enjoy the tourist interest of seagoing vessels. Five seagoing cruisers will call at Szczecin during the tourist season 2008. They will be: m/v Vistamar – 22.05 (it will be the third visit of that vessel in Szczecin), m/v Island Sky – 3.07, m/v Seven Seas Voyager – 23.07, m/v Deutschland – 13.08 and m/v Saga Ruby – 7.09 (the second visit in Szczecin).

Two berthing places have been offered for cruise ships calling at Szczecin in 2008. Two biggest cruisers i.e. m/v Seven Seas Voyager and m/v Saga Ruby will berth at Polskie quay - recently renewed quay in general cargo handling area - and the remaining ships will find their berthing places at Chrobry Embankment in the heart of the city.