Klaipėda port set to open cruise season
A new cruise season is kicking off in the Lithuanian port of Klaipėda with the arrival of this year's first cruise ship, Astoria, on Tuesday morning.
The port authority says that this year's season is set to be the longest in the port's history.
Sixty-four cruise ships are expected to visit Klaipėda this year, up from 63 last year. The total number of cruise passengers should rise to 80,000, from almost 75,000 in 2017.