Riga is Ready for New Calls in 2022
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 15:09 by riga
A record number of calls, exceeding the average by over 30%, is expected at the port of Riga in 2022. Furthermore, the Freeport of Riga Authority and partners are actively working with the cruise lines to reschedule their current routes. With many attractive tourist sights nearby and three terminals, available for cruise ships, the port of Riga is able to accommodate many more cruise ships than initially planned.
“This year's cruise ship schedule clearly indicates a positive recovery of the cruise industry. At the same time, it is the result of relentless work of the Freeport of Riga Authority and its partners, who have been working systematically with international industry associations, cruise companies and ship agents throughout the pandemic with the aim to highlight Riga's benefits and excellence on the cruise route map”, said Viesturs Zeps, Chairman of the Freeport of Riga Board.
With the aim to comply with security standards to reduce the risk of Covid-19 virus spread, the Freeport of Riga Authority in cooperation with the governmental institutions had developed a “Management Plan to Mitigate Covid-19 Virus Spreading Risk“. The plan is based on the guidelines “Covid-19: EU Guidance for Cruise Ship Operations”, and taking into account the recommendations of leading organizations and associations in the international cruise and maritime transport sector regarding the implementation of safe cruise transportation. Additional information is available on the Freeport of Riga Authority website www.rop.lv.
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More than eight hundred years have shaped the city’s unique appearance and rich traditions. Due to its attractive location, where East and West meets, Riga has always been a significant centre of trade, finance and culture, offering hundreds of ways of enticing visitors – its rich history, architecture, world-class opera, art galleries, museums, parks and gardens etc.
Along with Art Nouveau architecture and 19th century wooden architecture, the Riga Old Town has been included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Impressive leisure and cultural offer of Riga makes it one of the most popular waterfront cities, highly appreciated by cruise tourists, while the infrastructure providing excellent services is appreciated by cruise line operators.