The Port of Duisburg becomes a destination for luxury cruise liners
Duisburg, 09.04.2015 | Arrival of first luxury cruise liner / Construction of a separate landing place for river cruise ships / Viking is also coming to duisport
Next Saturday will be the first time that the river cruise ship "Scenic Crystal" of Scenic Cruises will make a stop in the Port of Duisburg. It will be followed by the regular arrival of other river cruise ships from various providers, including Scenic Cruises and Viking River Cruises. Working with Viking, duisport will invest approximately EUR 500,000 into a high-quality landing place with the corresponding realignment at the Mühlenweide.
"This will make duisport the receiving gate for all international tourists who would like to learn more about the Port of Duisburg, the city of Duisburg and the route of industry culture," emphasizes Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG.
duisport has already maintained contacts with the Viking shipping line since the beginning of 2014. The joint investment in the new landing place at the Mühlenweide, which can also be used by other providers, significantly increases the attractiveness of the location for passenger ships. The landing place is expected to be completed by summer 2015.
At this time, duisport is developing a detailed concept for the area around the planned landing place. Visual elements, such as information about the world's largest inland port in the form of a container, will also be installed.
"We ensure an optimum landing place for river cruise ships in Duisburg. It will be designed in such a way that tourists will remember it for a long time," says Staake.