Charmingly Different

Gothenburg is located on the beautiful west coast of Sweden with open sea, a stunning archipelago, deep forests and pristine countryside. Everything you need for discovery or recreation. Gothenburg is rated one of the best gastronomic cities in Europe with six Michelin star restaurants. The seafood is as fresh as you can hope to find it – without wetting your feet. The city is characterized by international style, local creativity and a natural, relaxed charm. The shopping is a blend of fashion, design, antiques and handicraft. In Gothenburg cultural venues, gastronomic experiences, entertainment and shopping are all located within comfortable walking distance. Banner Photo Credit: Steampipe Production Studio

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Useful information

Language

Swedish

Distance from pier to city center


Stigsbergskajen 35-36: 2 km
Amerika Cruise Terminal pier 36: 2 km
Skandiahamnen pier 643: 10 km
Skandiahamnen pier 610-613: 10 km
Arendal pier 751-752: 10 km

Transportation to/from airport

Taxis, limousines and buses are available. 25 km to Landvetter International Airport.

Currency

Swedish krona SEK

Transport to/from city center

From Inner Harbour 2 km (15 minutes walk, 5 minutes by taxi) From Outer Harbour 10 km (15 minutes by taxi)

Downloadable map

Port information

Gothenburg offers the vibrancy of a city, an archipelago that is unparalleled anywhere in the world and the largest port in the Nordic Region – all in one. Its easily accessible location on the west coast of Sweden and the rapid approach make it an attractive port of call for cruise ships.

Berthing policy: First come, first served.

America Cruise Terminal

Max LOA: 220 m (225 m with POD Equipment) Max depth: 7,5 m Charted Depth: 8,0 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Yes, Cordkapp, Cylinder Info on tides: 20 cm, 1,5 knots Learn more
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Skandia Harbour berth 640-643 and 610-615

Max LOA: Maximum length for cruise ship is 400 m ( larger ships after agreement with Harbour Master) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Container Fenders available (brand and type): Yes, Cylinder (diameter 1225), Cordcapp Info on tides: 20 cm, 1,5 knots Info on wind: See weather forecast 2-3 days ahead Learn more
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Arendal Cruise Terminal

Max LOA: 300 meters Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Yes, Panel fenders (rubber fender and resilient fender) Info on tides: 20 cm, 1,5 knots Info on wind: See weather forecast 2-3 days ahead, www.smhi.se Learn more
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Älvsborg Harbour 710-712

Max LOA: Maximum length for cruise ship is 285 m ( after agreement with Harbour Master) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Ro/ro Terminal Info on tides: 20 cm, 1,5 knots Info on wind: See weather forecast 2-3 days ahead, www.smhi.seInfo on currents: 0,2-1 knots Learn more
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Port Reception Facilities

Arendal Cruise Terminal, berths 751-752

Direct shore connections available: YesNumber and maximum flow rate: Two, 200 cbm/hDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YesMARPOL standard connections fitted: YesBarges available: Yes Learn more

Skandiaha harbour berths 640-643

Barges available: YesNumber and maximum capacity of barges (cubm): One. The barge is available with a maximum capacity of 450 cbm.MARPOL standard connections fitted: YesTank trucks available: NANumber and maximum capacity of Tank trucks (cubm): NA Learn more

Skandiaha harbour berths 610-615

Direct shore connections available: NABarges available: YesNumber and maximum capacity of barges (cubm): One. The barge is available with a maximum capacity of 450 cbm.MARPOL standard connections fitted: YesTank trucks available: NA Learn more

Älvsborg Harbour, berths 710-712

Direct shore connections available: NABarges available: YesNumber and maximum capacity of barges (cubm): One. The barge is available with a maximum capacity of 450 cbm.MARPOL standard connections fitted: YesTank trucks available: NA Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

See Link

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

Passenger dues during the period 2016–2020: 0 SEK/passenger

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
Download PDF with overview of services available at all Cruise Baltic destinations.
Pier
Personal welcome

We either have a musical welcome or send-off. We alternate between a Jazz band, a typical Swedish choir or a youth marching band.

Musical welcome
Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew

By showing their crew batch, staff can enjoy a list of attractions/sightseeing in town free of charge.

Free city maps
Port
Independent guest reception and help
Mailbox available
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area

Welcome: We always have two staff members from the local tourist information center at the quay and two staff members at the drop-off location for the shuttle bus in the center of the city.

Free Wi-Fi in port

Always free WiFi in the Arendal Cruise Terminal and the America Cruise Terminal.

Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Transport
City centre within 1 km from pier
Publicly regulated taxis
Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city
Cruise-ready hotels
Direct flights to USA

Direct flights to USA from Oslo and Copenhagen Airports, which are within a three hour drive from Gothenburg.

Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport

Selected attractions

The Gothenburg Museum of Art

Art collections from the 15th century to today. *** Green Guide Michelin.

Liseberg

The largest amusement park in Scandinavia. Beautiful gardens and fun for all ages. Try out “Helix”, Lisebergs fourth roller coaster - longer and faster than ever.

The World of Volvo

Impressive museum of Volvo’s history from its foundation 1927 until modern day.

The Garden Society

Central park, thousands of roses, palm house and café. *** Green Guide Michelin.

Botanical Garden of Gothenburg

One of Europe's largest and best botanical gardens with over 16,000 species of plants and ** Green Guide Michelin.

Exciting extras

Haga

The charming old quarter with cobbled streets praised for its shopping and cosy cafés.

Sjömagasinet

In 1775 used as warehouse for the East India Company. Nowadays a gastronomic experience.

The Opera House

Opera, dance and musicals. Guided tours behind the scenes.

East Indiaman

A replica of 18th century wooden ship reminds of trades with the East.

Christmas City

Lane of lights, festivities and markets from mid-November until end of December.

Events

15 Nov 2018
11 Jan 2019
Christmas City Gothenburg
Place: Gothenburg
Category: Other,Arts & Handcrafts,Food,Music
Christmas markets, music, foods and activities around town.
17 May 2019
17 May 2019
GöteborgsVarvet Half-Marathon
Place: Gothenburg
Category: Sports
GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon is our classic 21 km race held every year in Göteborg, Sweden. 64,000 runners are ready to join the world’s largest race.

Varied Shore Excurions

CLASSIC & POPULAR

Gothenburg City Tour & Canals
The main boulevard Avenyn, view from Masthuggs church, Götaplatsen cultural hub and Paddan boat beneath “Osthyveln” (cheese slicer) low bridge.
Gothenburg & Volvo
City tour in combination with The World of Volvo – the great museum of Volvo’s history including cars, trucks, aero, bus and construction.
West Coast Islands
Picturesque fishing villages, idyllic costal resorts, bare rocks and unique sights. Pass through Kungälv: famous Viking town from the year of 1100.
Liseberg & Christmas Markets
Festive, cosy feeling, 5 million glimmering lights, Swedish “glögg” (mulled wine), choirs, traditional markets with food and handicrafts.

NEW & ADVENTUROUS

Culinary Safari
Rib-tour combined with unique experience; eat “Snapas” at Åstol Smokehouse and fresh fish on Tjörn Island. Opportunity to make a stop at a seal colony.
Sculpture at Pilane
Sculpture at Pilane is on Tjörn island, just north of Gothenburg. The sculpture park showcases the work of world-leading contemporary artists in an ancient landscape. The sculptures, setting and grazing sheep combine to make a visit here completely charming, interesting and thought provoking.

Contacts

Göteborg & Co.
Maria Särnholm
Cruise Manager
Göteborg & Co
Petra Gamerdinger (on maternity leave)
Cruise Manager
Port of Gothenburg
Liselott Bjärving
Cruise Operation Manager