The Estonian seaport has opened its brand-new facility, describing it as "the most modern and multifunctional terminal in the region."
The Port of Tallinn also said it took numerous steps during construction to ensure the environmental sustainability of the new terminal.
Solar panels, designed to suit the Nordic climate, generate energy, while heating comes from a heat pump using sea power. "These decisions allow the facility to operate outside the cruise season - hosting events, concerts, and conferences," the port wrote in a press release.
A new promenade has been opened, too, connecting cruise guests from the terminal to the 'culture kilometre,' a direct walkway between the port and numerous historical and leisure areas. These include the Patarei Sea Fortress, the Seaplane Harbour naval museum, and the seaside cultural area of Noblessner.
"The new terminal makes the capital of Estonia and all the city has to offer more accessible - the aim is that all tourists leave with a safe and unforgettable travel experience and that cruise lines are able to reduce their environmental footprint by using environmentally friendly port facilities," the Port of Tallinn added.
For the 2021 cruise season, the Port of Tallinn has put together the Sustainable and Safe Port promise.
Photo: Port of Tallinn