Long tradition as a port
Turku has a long tradition as a port. Hansa ships sailed the Aurajoki River already in the Middle Ages. Today Turku welcomes cruise ships form around the world. We have a wide variety of tour options for cruise lines, but we also recognize that some guests want to do their own thing. Whether passengers or crew, the city of Turku looks forward to offering you a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Turku is a particularly fitting cruise destination – it is, after all, the place where the world’s largest cruise ships are built.
Port’s memberships in different cruise organisations
CLIA is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. CLIA was founded in 1975 to promote the interests of cruise business players. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a secure, healthy, and sustainable cruise ship environment, promoting positive travel experiences for the more than 30 million passengers who cruise annually. www.cruising.org
Cruise Europe is a cruise business organisation with member ports in in Northern and Atlantic Europe. The organisation started in 1991 with 27 members to make Northern Europe known as a cruise destination. Today, Cruise Europe is a network of 140 members that conducts close co-operation with cruise lines in various aspects of cruises, such as safety, sustainability, port services, and development of cruise traffic in general. www.cruiseeurope.com
Cruise Baltic is a B2B network consisting of 31 port cities in the Baltic region. The aim of the organisation is to promote the member ports towards cruise lines and travel agents as well as all those who want to learn more about the great potential of the Baltic cruise product. Founded in 2003, Cruise Baltic aims at offering high-quality services and unique experiences to cruise lines and their customers in the Baltic through active co-operation. www.cruisebaltic.com