In its pursuit of attracting more cruise calls, the Latvian port has become a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
"CLIA represents all aspects of the global cruise industry, and membership ensures an opportunity to meet and successfully establish business contacts, which will sooner or later transform into interest showed by cruise line operators in the Port of Riga and the inclusion of Riga in new routes," Edgars Sūna, Deputy CEO responsible at the Port of Riga for development, commented.
In 2017, there were 85 cruise calls to Riga, that's 22 more than in 2016. Altogether, almost 86k cruise travellers went through the port's quays last year, an increase by 20.3% on the 2016 result.
Read more about the Baltic and the southeast Norwegian cruise market in 2017 in the 2/2018 issue of the Baltic Transport Journal >>>
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