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America Cruise Terminal

It was from here, more than 100 years ago, that the first liners departed for North America and they continued to do so until 1975. This beautiful and historic setting revived 2018 and is now the central cruise terminal in Gothenburg.

America Cruise Terminal is situated on the same side of the river as the city centre. It is within walking distance of the centre and the inviting, vibrant districts of Linné, Haga and Järntorget. If you prefer to travel by public transport, it is only a short journey by tram or bus.

Just a few hundred metres from the quayside you find the areas of Masthugget and Majorna, both of which are of considerable historical and cultural importance.

The beautiful terminal building – Amerikaskjulet  was constructed in 1912 and has become one of the landmarks of Gothenburg. Guests will be welcomed in the reception hall, which will have a tourist information desk, souvenir shop and free Wi-Fi.


The America Cruise Terminal is located on the same side of the river as the city centre. The cozy and lively neighborhoods Linné, Haga and Järntorget are closeby, within walking distance.

Specifications America Cruise Terminal from 2018
Max loa (m) Fartyg max LOA 220
(POD equipped vessels 225 m)
Depth at pier (m) 8
Max draft on meanwater (m) 7,5
Max airdraft (m) 45
Quay heigth (m) 2,5

Solid waste disposal 

Toxic waste disposal  Yes
Bilge and Sludge disposal facilities Yes
Grey and black water handling Yes
Fresh water Yes
Approved Port Facility Security Plan Yes
IMO Port Facility Number SEGOT- 0019
Pilot Yes, compulsory
Tug Boat More information regarding
use of tugs
Estimated time from pilotstation to dock 2 hours
Gangways Ships gangways to be used in port
Terminal building for passengers Yes
Free wifi at quay Yes
Restrooms at quay also for handicapped Yes
Taxi stand and general price guidance Yes
Tourist information at quay Yes
Shopping possibilities in port area Yes, in terminal (cash and creditcard i accepted)
Distance to city centre 2 km