WELCOME TO THE COAST OF GOOD WINDS - It's all about the location!

CRUISE PORT KOTKA GETAWAY TO FINLAND. Broad range, pocket size Kotka is on the Southeast coast of Finland at the Baltic Sea. In a region at the Finnish Coastline right where the rapids of River Kymijoki, the biggest river in Southern Finland, rushes to meet the sea. The wonderful nature and city parks, dazzling history of the border region, outstanding cultural events and sights and thousands of friendly people welcome travellers for a memorable visit. The Port is in the City Center of Kotka main island, close to the old cities Porvoo, Loviisa and Hamina, only an hour journey from Helsinki on the E18 highway. 100 NM from Tallinn, 125 NM from St. Petersburg and 290 NM from Stockholm. The port of the unique city by the sea, Kotka, is located a stone’s throw away from all the experiences. Your customers will be able to experience, within a few hours, the soul of whole Finland - from the pulsating capital to the exotic nature, from pushing one’s limits to finding an inexplicably glorious peace of mind. Banner Photo Credits: Juha Karkkainen.

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Quick facts
Quick Facts Port area in numbers: •1,100 ha of land areas •1,400 ha of sea areas •9 km of quays •76 berths •80 km of railways
Language Finnish, Swedish, English, German, Russian and Spanish. (Most common Finnish and English).
Distance from pier to city center From Kantasatama City Terminal to City Center 0,5 km, from Mussalo Terminals B & C to City Center 5 km/10 min. To Helsinki International Airport 120 km/60 min.
Transportation to/from airport Helsinki International Airport is located 120 km from Kotka. There are several daily buses between Kotka and Helsinki International Airport. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Travel time 60 minutes By shuttle bus or By car.
Currency Euro and most common credit cards.
Transport to/from city center Shuttle buses available. Kantasatama City Terminal wihin walking distance.
Banks and post offices Banks and post offices are open Mon-Fri approx. 10–16.
Downloadable map https://www.google.fi/#q=google+maps+kotka
Harbour Serves all types of cargo: Passenger traffic, Containers, RoRo, Liquid bulk, Dry bulk, LoLo, Gas, Project shipments
PORT INFORMATION & PORT PICTURES
Berthing policy: Information available here
Kantasatama City Terminal View port map
Max LOA: Pier 1: 270 m Pier 2: 200 m
Depth of pier: Pier 1: 9 m Pier 2: 10 m
Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger, Ropax
Fenders available (brand and type): Sumitomo rubber, cylinders vertical
Bollard strenght: 50 ton
Info on tides: No tides
Info on wind: Good shelter
Distance to the city center (in Kilometers): 0,5
Are shuttle buses required?: No, available on request
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PORT FEES
Harbour dues (Currency/GT): Available upon request
Passenger dues (Currency/PAX): Available upon request
All prices are subject to change. Cruise Baltic cannot be held liable for any port fees stated on the website. Please contact port for additional information.
PORT SERVICE STANDARDS TOOL
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GUEST EXPERIENCE STANDARDS
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Available in some cases
Guest Experience Standards
The Cruise Baltic Guest Experience Standards indicate service touchpoints available for cruise guests at each of our destinations. An overview of the services available in the Baltic Sea region is also available in pdf. The Cruise Baltic destinations are committed to give guests the World’s greatest cruise experience.
Pier
Personal welcome
We have a welcome crew for both the passengers and the crewmembers.
Musical welcome
We have a welcoming band for the guests when they disembark.
Free local food samples
We have availability of offering pop-up local sample tastes in some cases.
Gifts for passengers
We have availability of offering gifts/goodie bags in some cases.
Cruise guest national flags
We always flag for all of the nationalities of the cruise guests.
Port
Independent guest reception and help
We offer all cruise lines help to set up a hospitality desk on board together with our staff.
Local life and events with locals
We always have locals involved into having pop-up events in the port area to serve our cruise guests.
Mailbox available
We have a mailbox in the port area.
Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
We have a signed route from the port area to the city center.
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area
We have a tourist office in the port area serving our cruise guests and the crew.
Free Wi-Fi in port
Free WiFi in the port area and the city center.
Transport
Free shuttle available
Free shuttle service available to the city centre.
City centre within 1 km from pier
The city centre is 500 m from the City terminal and 5 km from the Mussalo terminal.
Publicly regulated taxis
All taxi services are licensed.
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Yes. We have a collaboration agreement.
Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Yes. We have a collaboration agreement.
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew
Yes, we have a dedicated crew program
Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Yes. We have a group of 30 local companies + the City, Regional Development Company, The Port of HaminaKotka, Incoming offices (2) and a port agent.
Authorized guides
Yes. We have a well-established guide network.
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Yes, the service providers are dedicated to our cruise development program and well educated.
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Turnaround facilities
Cruise-ready hotels
Direct flights to USA
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
The nearest airport is Helsinki airport 1 hour drive from Kotka.
Free Wi-Fi in airport
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DOWNLOADABLE PHOTOS
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Selected attractions
Maritime Centre Vellamo : A fascinating piece of architecture which presents the maritime history of the region and Finland in real harbour environment.
Kotka Maretarium : Discover the way of life hidden beneath the water surface. You can meet face to face with about 60 different species of fish native to Finland.
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge: Summer residence, built when Finland belonged to Russia, for the Russian Czar Alexander III.
Kotka Parks: The centre has evolved into a fresh combination of lush areas and glimmering sea. Sapokka Water Garden, Sibelius Park, Sculpture Promenade, Katariina Seaside Park, Isopuisto Park, Herb Garden Redoubt Kotka, Fuksinpuisto Park, Palotorninvuori Park are all situated in Kotka city centre.
Exciting Extras
Enchanting Trip To The Nature And History By Train: Hop on the genuine steam locomotive train which brings you on a trip through one of the most beautiful sceneries in Finland to the Repovesi national park. The river Kymi runs through the park and is famous for its beauty and non spoilt landscapes. On your Journey you will get a taste of the scenic wonders the area has to offer by foot, by boat or by canoeing. Meet the natural Finnish tastes by a campfire picnic in the woods.
The Archipelago of Kotka: One of the most beautiful parts of the Gulf of Finland, which in part is a national park including some 400 islands.
Wind-tunnel flying and Surfing: Sirius Sport Resort offers unforgettable experiences. After a short session of instruction, you can experience secrets of flying and surfing. http://siriussport.fi/EN
Varied Shore Excursions
Fly Up In The Air: Sit down in a glider, feel the cracking rise and the butterflies starting to tickle in your belly. Fall for the beautiful Finnish forests, isles, and green coastal cities below you. You will hear the wind buzzing at the same time as the landscape below you opens in front of your eyes.
A Photo Tour To The Beautiful Parks: Store the lushness and blooming on your memory card! Our photographer guide will take you on a tour through the blooming parks of Kotka. In springtime you can capture the overwhelming colorfulness of the blossoming azaleas of the Fuksinniitty park, and the amazing rhododendrons and the beautiful tulips of the internationally recognized Sapokka Water Garden. In summertime you get to capture the lushness of Sapokka Water Garden, in addition to its ponds, arched bridges and mesmerizing roses and shrubs. You photograph the outstanding shapes of the rocks, the diversity of water plants, and the bubbly waterfall - both under or above the waterfall!
The Secret Gardens Of Fortress Town Hamina: Behind the gates of the old wooden city houses, you are going get to dive into the fascinating past of the fortress town Hamina (est. 1723) with all its amazing historic characters. The owners of the houses and gardens welcome you, offering a progressive lunch and refreshment tour. Dive into the old-world city-life, enjoy pop-up cafeterias, flea markets, outdoor concerts and art exhibitions, and take a short walk around to get to know the unique circular town of and its famous star-shaped fortress.
The Famous Architecture Of Alvar Aalto: Take an architectural design trip to the 1930’s -50’ functionalistic era, and admire the mill community designed by the internationally famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The Sunila residential area is an internationally recognized and important architectonic integrity, which includes all elements a village might. The village is harmoniously built into the fabled pine forest landscape by the seaside on the island of Sunila. You will experience the largest architectural residential area Aalto ever built, and you will have a glimpse into how the mill community lives today. It is also possible to have a guided visit into private apartments. The Sunila pulp mill was once awarded as the most beautiful mill in the world.
Yoga By The Sea: Let the wind touch you. Let the sea give you a scent. Hear the vibrant seabirds speaking. Give your mind and body time to relax. Listen to the sound of silence. Breathe free and dive into your inner journey and experience soothing yoga by the sea, in the magical surroundings on the beach by the seaside park of fortress Katarina. Add these peaceful moments as an unforgettable dimension to your experience.
Kotka Tour on Land and Sea : Kotka and its main attractions, including a walk at the Sapokka Water Garden. Boat tour from Sapokka Marina, finishing with a local fishermen’s buffet.
Imperial Kotka: The Tsars of Russia occasionally liked to travel to Finland. During the trip, we will visit the Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge built in 1889 and the Orthodox Church of St Nicholas built in 1801.
Gustavus’ tour: Fortress islands of Fort Slava and Fort Elisabeth, three-course festive lunch in Restaurant Fort Elisabeth on Varissaari Island.
River Kymijoki : White water rafting on the river, enjoying varied river landscapes and surge of the foaming rapids, on rubber rafts.
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Contact
Cruise Port Kotka (Cursor Oy)
Petra Cranston
Head of Sales and Marketing
petra.cranston@cursor.fi
+358 (0)40 190 2529


Port of HaminaKotka
Markku Koskinen
Chief Harbour Master
markku.koskinen@haminakotka.fi
+358 (0)20 790 8831


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