The most cosmopolitan of the Baltic capitals, Riga is a modern city with a historical heart that offers a variety of natural, tasty, cultural and spectacular charms. In Riga, you can feel the magic synergy between the historical heritage, preserved for more than 820 years, and the modern creative urban diversity. This beautiful city boasts fantastic cultural and artistic life, great cuisine, modern entertainment and sports venues, lots of greenery and accessible waterfront.
While the excellent tourism and cultural offer of the city is appreciated by cruise passengers, the Port of Riga that provides reliable, safe and fast service is highly valued by cruise line operators. Cruise ships get moored in the very centre of the city from where it is just a short walk to the medieval Old Town, the beautiful parks and the Art Nouveau streets.
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Riga is the capital of the Republic of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltics.
City charter granted: 1201
Area: 304 sq. km
Population (2021): 614 618
Time zone: GMT + 2
International dialing code: +371
Political system: Republic; parliament
Member of the EU and NATO since 2004
Both historically and geographically, the port is an integral part of the city of Riga. It occupies 11% of the territory of the city of Riga on both banks of the River Daugava and stretches for 15 km from the Vanshu Bridge in the very center of the city to the mouth of the river in the Gulf of Riga.
Its convenient location, providing the closest access to the sea from a large Eurasian land area, has made it possible for the city of Riga to become an important crossroads of trade routes and a thriving port throughout all centuries of its history.
Today, the strategically advantageous geographical location, well-developed connections for all transport modes and diverse logistics solutions provide the Port of Riga with the status of a multimodal transport hub.
The Freeport of Riga features 3 terminals and 10 berths, available for cruise ship handling.
Berthing policy: Information available here
Riga is an amazing cruise destination through tender summers, bright autumns, crispy winters, and hopeful springs.
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