From the beginning of April to the end of June, Kotor will host over 120 larger and smaller cruisers, according to the schedule published on the company’s website.
This year the numbers will be higher than before, when ships will dock in Kotor for longer than 24 hours, even two days in case of some smaller cruisers such as Croatian ships “Princess Eleganza” and “Adriatica” or the Panama “To Callisto.”
On Saturday the first seasonal mega-cruiser docked in Kotor, the Italian “MSC Musica” of 92,409 gross tons, 294 meters long, due to return to Kotor every seven days this season.
Alongside it, by end of April, larger ships in Kotor will include the 215 meter “Celestial Olympia” of 37,800 tons which was seen in Boka Kotorska in previous years, but under the old name “Thomson Destiny.”
Near the end of April the sister ship of “MSC Musica” is set to arrive, the “MSC Poesia;” and in the last week of the month Kotor is expecting mega-cruisers of the renowned company Holland America Line, ships “Oosterdam” at 285 meters long and with 82,300 tons and the 299 meter long “Koningsdam” of 99,500 gross tons.
On April 25 the first seasonal arrival of the mega-cruiser “Crown Princess” is scheduled, owned by the American company Princess Cruises, one of the largest passenger ships to sail into Boka this summer. On May 3 Kotor will be visited by the completely new, ultra-luxurious cruiser “Seabourn Ovation” of 40,350 gross tons, on its maiden commercial voyage.
This 210 meter long ship is nearly complete in the Fincantieri Sestri Ponente shipyard in Italy. The ship with a 630 passenger capacity is so luxurious it is not classified as a cruiser but as a super-yacht, worth 400 million dollars.
During May Boka will also be visited by old friends under new names – Thomson cruisers “Marella Celebration” and “Marella Discovery 2,” previously known as “Legend of the Seas” by the American Royal Caribbean.
Larger ships scheduled several times during May and June are TUI’s “Mein Schiff 2” of 77,300 gross tons, the Italian “Costa Luminosa” of 92,700 tons and the Royal Caribbean 280 meter “Vision of the Seas.” By the end of June, among others, they will be joined by the 240 meter “Riviera” of 66,000 tons by the American company Oceania Cruises,” the frequent visitor of Kotor – American 294 meter long cruiser “Celebrity Constellation” of 90,280 tons and the Royal Caribbean “Rhapsody of the Seas” and “Vision of the Seas,” and a regular visitor will also be the “Norwegian Star” of 91,700 tons, by the Norwegian Cruise Line company.
During May and June there will be days when the harbor beneath the Old Town will have up to five cruisers docked or anchored at the same time.
Translated from Vijesti Online, for the original click here.