Cruise Stockholm with floating pier
Cruise Stockholm will make it easier for passengers at the Port of Nynäshamn. A retractable floating pier, known as a SeaWalk, will make the 2016 cruise season easier for shipping companies and passengers at the Port of Nynäshamn.
By the spring of 2016 the Port of Nynäshamn will be equipped with a 260 metre-long SeaWalk, an extendible/retractable floating pier. This can be extended out and connected directly to the cruise ship to make it possible for passengers to disembark directly onto dry land. Currently all of the cruise ships anchor just outside the Port of Nynäshamn.
The Seawalk is a type of retractable, manoeuvrable floating pier, and there are only a few similar constructions in the world. It is being assembled in Norway, with some parts manufactured in Romania, and will be delivered ready to be installed in May.
The SeaWalk can be extended and retracted depending on whether a cruise ship is in port or anchored just outside the port. SeaWalk is about 260 metres long when fully extended. With a width of four metres it is also possible to drive smaller vehicles along it, which enables better loading and offloading of any baggage and waste. As many as 247 cruise ships called at Stockholm, with 22 of these anchoring at the Port of Nynäshamn.
Distance from Stockholm city center and Nynäshamn is approx 1 hours drive one way.