The report presents the developments from 2017 as well as the expected numbers for this year and shows growth across calls, turnarounds and guest numbers, reaching 5,054,849.
The record-breaking number is equivalent to a 16.6 percent increase compared to 2016. On average, visitor numbers have been growing with 9.7 percent since 2000 going from a total 1.1 million visitors back then to the approximately five million guests witnessed within 2017.
“The positive developments are caused by our high guest satisfaction level which comes from the fantastic service provided in all member ports,” said Claus Bodker, director, Cruise Baltic. “Our guests love the well-functioning infrastructure and the high intensity of ports that makes it possible for them to visit several capitals in a one-week cruise, where they can experience local authentic cultures but where the locals all speak English.”