2012 was a very good year for cruise shipping, a record number of cruise ships called at Amsterdam. Visits by sea cruise ships totaled 145, up 18% from 2011. A total of 270,000 sea cruise passengers visited the capital.
River cruise shipping likewise experienced a record year, with 1,382 river cruise ships with a total of 322,000 passengers calling in Amsterdam. Never before have so many passengers come to Amsterdam in river cruise ships. Hear our broadcast from Viking River’s longship Odin.
Cruise shipping is set to experience another very good year in 2013, with 150 visits and over 300,000 passengers. 2013 will also be a record year for river cruise shipping, with the number of visits approaching 1,500.
Re-posted with permission by Doug Parker of Cruise Radio