Specifically, the cruise terminal will be completed in July 2021, according to plans.
The deal includes a 3-storey terminal building with a net area around 4000 m2, pedestrian promenade area at the pier, children’s playground and parking spaces.
The to-be-built terminal will be multifunctional and environmentally friendly, located in the Old City Harbor in the immediate vicinity of existing cruise quays. Also, the building will be heated by sea heating and energy will be acquired by solar panels.
Also, given that the cruise season in Tallinn lasts from the end of April to October, it is reported that in 2019, 338 cruise ships and 656 thousand cruise passengers visited Tallinn Old City Harbour.
The technical design of the cruise terminal building is based on research concerning energy efficiency, ecological and sustainable solutions, in line with the Nordic climate and would allow the building to be operated outside the cruise season.
The study that was conducted for the design, was supported by the European Union funding for the Green Cruise Port project implemented under the Interreg Baltic Sea Program.
Concluding, the announcement for the construction of the cruise terminal was made in November 2019, with the business manager for cruise and ferry at Port of Tallinn, Ingrid Berezin commenting that
Opening of the seaside for the city residents and guests is just as important. We are convinced that the new terminal and pedestrian promenade will become one of the business cards of the city and a leisure time location beloved by the locals.