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Helsinki Look To Finance Construction Of New Cruise Berths

Plans are afoot for new cruise berths to be built in Helsinki’s Hernesaari cruise harbour which will see three large cruise ships berth together at one time whilst the current cruise berths would be for the use of smaller cruise ships.

It is expected to cost around 10m Euros and construction is expected to start this summer with completition scheduled for the start of the 2019 cruise season.

 

Royal Princess berthed in Helsinki in June 2015. Image: Cruisemarsh
Royal Princess berthed in Helsinki in June 2015. Image: Cruisemarsh

Cruise visits to Helsinki is increasing and with 2016 seeing more than 240 cruise calls to the cityin 2016 and according  the port’s CEO, Kimmo Mäki, it’s vitial to provide a high standard of facilities to accomodate the increased numbers of cruise passengers from around the world.

With cruise ships now being designed to be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) the port are also considering incorporating special LNG bunkering facilities for those cruise ships instead of having to get lorries to come and fill the ships with the LNG.

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Nearly 30 year old who has had an interest in cruising since 8 years old. Since then I have cruised on over 43 cruises sailing around the world visiting places such as the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Egypt, Europe and many other places. Have also worked in the cruise industry with Carnival UK, Celebrity Cruises and Planet Cruise.

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