The city, which is located where the Daugava River meets the Baltic Sea, expects to receive 63 cruise calls this year. The port is located in the city centre, within walking distance to the medieval Old Town and Art Nouveau streets. It has nine quays for cruise ships, can handle vessels up to 300mtr and has depths of up to 10mtr.
‘Cruise Baltic is proud to welcome Freeport of Riga to our network as the first port in Latvia,’ stated Klaus Bondam, director, Cruise Baltic. ‘We work for cruise tourism in the entire Baltic Sea region. Therefore, we are always excited to include new destinations, and by welcoming Riga to the network, we now have an even stronger representation throughout the Baltic Sea region.’
Largest city in the Baltic states
Culture and art, restaurants, entertainment and sports venues can be found in the green and historic city, which has an accessible waterfront.
‘We are very pleased to be a part of Cruise Baltic and we are confident that our new membership will be valuable for Riga as a cruise destination,’ said Jelena Burdastova, cruise manager, Freeport of Riga. ‘Our truly unique and amazing city offers a great variety of architectural, historical and cultural gems in a place that truly makes you feel. We look forward to an active and productive collaboration with partners of the network.’