Helsinki port will host about 270 foreign cruise ships this year, within which at least 440 thousand cruise tourists will visit Finnish capital. The first Astor liner with 650 passengers on board has entered the port on May 3.
The premiere of the forthcoming summer navigation season will be the calling of the biggest and the most luxurious cruise ship in the world - Norwegian Getaway. Its length is 326 meters and width is 40 meters.
About 4 thousand people can travel on board this liner at the same time. 1,600 crew members approximately monitor the work of the vessel. As a rule, Norwegian Getaway runs on Caribbean waters, however this year the liner will make a big cruise on the European ports. In Helsinki it is expected at the very end of May. As it is noted, ships of such large capacity and class have never entered Helsinki port before.
A real cruise boom is expected in Helsinki on May 31: five cruise ships will enter the port at once, including the already mentioned Norwegian Getaway, as well as 4 more German, Italian and two American cruise companies. So about 11 thousand cruise passengers will come at the same time in the city during the berthing.
International cruise navigation will last in Helsinki until the middle of October. In 2017 the ship AIDA Cara of the German company AIDA Cruises with 1186 passengers on board will enter Finnish port the last in.