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Empty river cruise ships find shelter in Amsterdam

Port of Amsterdam facilitates empty river cruise ships at the PTA and on Java-island. Here, thirteen ships are waiting for better times. Due to the crisis, the cruise market is virtually stagnant.

Empty river cruise ships find shelter in Amsterdam

13 river cruise ships have docked at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Rivercruise ships do not have a fixed home port. Because the river cruise ships do not sail right now, they are looking for a safe place to be moored until the coronavirus is over. The ships do not have any passengers, only a minimum of three crew members on board. Port of Amsterdam facilitate these ships because, on the one hand, it does not pose a threat to public health. Furthermore the port looks at it on a case-by-case basis because it is also a core task of a port to provide a safe place to moor if a ship requests it. For example, during the winter several river cruise ships hold a ‘winter stall’ in the Coenhaven, so the request is not unusual.