Guernsey to receive cruise ships again in 2022
The islands will open up to the cruise sector again on April 14 after a two-year absence
The Islands of Guernsey will be receiving cruise ships again for the 2022 season following a two-year absence.
Guernsey’s first return call will take place on April 14 with the arrival of expedition ship Hanseatic Spirit.
The season will see cruise call numbers returning to pre-pandemic levels with the last call to Guernsey’s St Peter Port scheduled for October 30 with the visit of Nicko Cruises’ Vasco da Gama.
A Cruise Britain spokesperson said: “Guernsey is an integral part of Britain’s cruise mix and was easily in the top 10 transit cruise ports in 2019 as it provides a unique blend of elements. The distinctive multi-island offering attracts operators looking to offer their guests a continental-flavour combination of scenery, history and beaches. A successful 2021 cruise restart in the UK has brought renewed focus on the British Isles product and Guernsey now really has the opportunity to build on existing business.”
Wendy Pedder, Marketing Manager, Trade and Media Relations, Marketing and Tourism, VisitGuernsey, said: “Over the last five years we have worked hard to establish an attractive, compelling cruise proposition that offers an unrivalled product in the British Isles. We have invested heavily in our cruise infrastructure focusing on our welcome, disembarkation process and extensive and themed shore excursion that in turn have made us attractive to the leading international cruise lines. We are delighted to be bouncing back and seeing the level of interest and commitment from the flagship cruise lines.”