Another strong year for international cruises to Helsinki
This year 247 international cruise ships arrived in Helsinki carrying with them approximately 340,000 passengers from 143 countries. The number of passengers came close to equalling last year’s record, when 360,000 passengers visited Helsinki aboard cruise ships. The 2010 cruise ship season began with the first cruise ship visit on 21 April and ended on 12 October. Up to six cruise ships called on Helsinki at the same time during the busiest days. The outlook for next season is positive, as Port of Helsinki has already more reservations for 2011 than for 2010.
Visitors from the USA continued to represent the largest nationality, accounting for approximately 21 percent of the total. The share of visitors from Europe is growing with each year, however, with 18 percent passengers representing the UK and 15 percent Germany. The next biggest nationalities represented Spain, Italy and Canada.
More Helsinki tourism statistics from our monthly reports.