Cruising Riga

Over the past decade cruising has become particularly popular type of tourism among sophisticated travelers. Riga has been visited by a whole broad range of nationalities, each finding their own recipe for enjoying the city. Tourists acknowledged Riga as a captivating cruise destination are mainly German, Swedish and American guests. Diversity of visitors is ensured by various cruise operators, who are increasingly choosing to include Riga on their routes due to customer demand.

  • Why Riga?
  • Why Riga?

Every year new cruise ships call Riga Port for the first time. In 2011 Riga Port is looking forward to greet such prominent guests as Le Boreal, Costa Pacifica, Mein Schiff2, Clipper Odyssey, Marina, Kristina Katarina, Artania andOriana cruises.

The Freeport of Riga offers a convenient infrastructure for tourists and cruise vessels:

Passenger Facilities: Café, Shopping, ATMs, Money exchange, Tourism information desk, Rest rooms, Taxi and Shuttle services

Cruise Port Facilities:4 berths max ship dimension: 290mtrs x 8,2mtr draught;

Additional cruise ship facilities with max ship dimensions: length 310mtrs, width 35mtrs, draught 12mtrs, total length of cruise berth 900mtrs

Closeness to the city centre: 10-15 minutes’ walk or 5 minutes by taxi

Closeness to the airport: Taxis, shuttle services and busses have direct services between the airport and the city (approx 30 minutes journey)

Total harbour area: 6 348 ha