Inaugural visit of “Marella Explorer 2”
On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the cruise ship “MARELLA EXPLORER 2” berthed in the port of Rijeka and thus kicked off this year’s tourist cruise season in Rijeka announcing 18 arrivals of cruisers.
The ship MARELLA EXPLORER 2, 246.5 m long, has 663 crew members, and brought 1,165 passengers to Rijeka, mostly from the United Kingdom. The ship and passengers were welcomed by representatives of the Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka, the Kvarner Tourist Board, the City of Rijeka and the Port of Rijeka Authority, and wished the tourists a pleasant stay and invited them to see the city of Rijeka and its surroundings. For some passengers, bus trips to the surroundings of Rijeka and sightseeing of the islands of Krk, Opatija, Kastav, Mošćenice and Trieste were organized, and one bus took tourists all the way to Zagreb. The owner of the ship MARELLA EXPLORER 2 is the company TUI UK ltd. which chose Dubrovnik as home port for its passengers, from which the ship sailed for Rijeka on 5.05.2022. years. The ship MARELLA EXPLORER 2 sailed into Rijeka at 8:00 am, was moored at the Rijeka breakwater at 2 floating pontoons, and sailed at 6:00 pm for the Italian port of Ravenna. In addition to the big cruiser, seven smaller luxury ships, organized by the tour operator ID Riva Tours, set out on a cruise from the Rijeka breakwater on a seven-day trip to the northern Adriatic islands.