Port of Turku ticks off milestones

Phoenix Reisen's managing director Michael Schulz received a plaque from Turku Phoenix Reisen's managing director Michael Schulz received a plaque from Turku

For a city that is more used to being in the news for its shipbuilding activities, Turku is about to reach a number of different milestones over the next few weeks.

On Monday, two ships will call in the Finnish port: Phoenix Reisen’s Albatros and Hansa Turistik’s Ocean Majesty.

The return of Albatros is special for Turku as in the last 12 months the city will have welcomed the whole Phoenix fleet.

In March this year at the ITB Berlin travel show, Phoenix managing director Michael Schulz received a plaque from Turku in recognition of the company’s contribution to cruise tourism in the city.

Next month, the Finnish port welcomes Saga Sapphire over two days between July 20-23. The following week Island Sky visits twice in the same week, but for two different charter companies. On July 29, the city welcomes the guests of Zegrahm Expeditions followed six days later by the guests of Australia Pacific Touring (APT).

Looking ahead to next year Prinsendam is set to return and call on the 30th anniversary of the ship’s construction in the nearby shipyard as Royal Viking Sun. Guests will have the chance to visit the yard where the ship was built.


Posted 18 June 2017

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