The new website was revealed during the Cruise Baltic Summit taking place in Klaipeda, Lithuania, attended by almost all member ports and destination and ten cruise line executives.
Director of Cruise Baltic, Claus Bødker, explained, ‘Cruise Baltic has always strived to provide cruise lines in the Baltic Sea region with all the necessary information, and we are now strengthening accessibility and intuitiveness with our new website.
‘The website will function as a one-stop destination, and we feel confident that it serves as a valuable resource for cruise lines and travel agents, while hopefully also strengthening communication across the sector.’
New features include full overview of port reception facilities
Among the updates on the new website, Bødker highlighted:
- Berthing Policies and port tariffs for Cruise Baltic partner ports
- Updated and detailed information on more than 80 cruise berths in the Baltic Sea
- Full overview of Baltic port reception facilities
- Enter the draft and length of a cruise ship, and see which Baltic berths can accommodate the vessels
- Event calendar stretching three years into the future, so cruise lines can match future events and cruise calls
- Many copyright-free destinations photos ready to download
- Guest experience overview – detailed descriptions of cruise guest experiences in each port
‘We want to be sustainable, which is the reason why we no longer produce brochures. Therefore, it is even more important to have a clear, relevant and informative website. We see for example many older pictures from the destinations, but with the new website, the cruise lines are encouraged to download and apply copyright free photos from the website in their sales material,’ Bødker commented.
Cruise Baltic is a sponsor of the Marketing Inititaive of the Year award at the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2018, being presented at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon on September 19.