Seven Seas Navigator HaminaKotka 2022

International cruise ship season to begin in June


The international cruise ship season for the Port of HaminaKotka will commence in June when the vessel Deutschland of Phoenix Reisen will arrive at Kantasatama in Kotka. The new cruise ship season will not be quite as busy as in the past couple of years, because after St Petersburg is no longer included in the itinerary of cruise line companies, the biggest cruise ships have withdrawn from the Baltic Sea to other markets for the time being. 

During the cruise ship season of 2024, all ships will call at Kantasatama in Kotka. Some of the cruise ships have been to the Port of HaminaKotka before and some are making their inaugural call. 
“Our long-term sales efforts have paid off, as we have succeeded in attracting not only so-called regular visitors, but also ships that visit HaminaKotka for the first time,” says Petra Cranston, Project Manager, Cruise Business, of Port of HaminaKotka Ltd.

Despite the transition of the cruise market in the Baltic Sea region, the Port of HaminaKotka, together with other cruise ports on the Gulf of Finland, has succeeded in enhancing the attractiveness of the region among cruise line companies. Decisions in the international cruise business are made with a perspective of two to three years ahead, which is why the market is expected to pick up more distinctly from 2026 onwards. 

Cruise ships calling at the Port of HaminaKotka in 2024:

10 June Deutschland
9 July Seven Seas Navigator
9 August Hebridean Sky
18 August Azamara Onward
11 September Sirena
28 September Sirena

The information is subject to change.

(Photograph: Jarno Koivula)

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