The Port of Gothenburg has built yet another cruise terminal. With the new terminal at Arendal, the physical conditions for receiving tourists arriving by cruise ship will be improved.
Gothenburg has become an increasingly popular destination for cruise travellers. The number of calls by cruise ships has increased substantially in recent years with new record figures every season. This year, 67 vessels will visit Gothenburg, carrying over 70,000 passengers.
The new cruise terminal at Arendal is 200 square metres in size and houses a souvenir shop and a waiting room.
According to Jill Södervall, head of cruise operations at the Port of Gothenburg, the number of cruise ships visiting Gothenburg is on the increase. "We need to welcome tourists in a pleasant way. The passengers first impression when they step of the ship is very important to their overall experience of their Gothenburg visit."
The Port of Gothenburg has two cruise terminals. One is in the centrally located Free Port and the other is at Arendal, beside the Volvo Museum, for the very largest cruise ships that are too tall to sail under the Älvsborg Bridge.
"Arendal is a pleasant port environment with a cafeteria, museum and walking area where passengers can move around freely. It is also easy to make your way into the city by bus or boat."