Gothenburg is set to acquire a new, centrally located cruise terminal at Stigbergskajen in Masthugget. The terminal was officially opened on April 10, and three days later the first cruise ship of the season will arrive – the 193-metre AIDAcara.
The 1,200 passengers will experience the newly revived terminal bearing the historic name America Cruise Terminal, replacing the former cruise terminal at Frihamnen. The Frihamnen Terminal was closed in 2017 to make way for the construction of what will be a completely new city district.
“This is not something we are too upset about. On the contrary. Stigbergskajen is in many ways a better location, and at the same time we have had the opportunity to build a modern facility with everything that a cruise terminal might need in 2018. Both the terminal and the surrounding area are steeped in history, and we are extremely pleased to be able to link back to the heyday of the America Cruise Terminal,” said Jill Söderwall, Vice President, Cruise Operations, at Gothenburg Port Authority.