German cruise brings 1,400 cruise tourists to Bay Area

Published on : Monday, January 14, 2019

German cruise ship M/V Artania made a stop in Tampa, carrying 1,400 mostly German passengers and crew.  It’s mid-voyage, sailing around the world.

 

 

 

Captain Robert Fronenbroek said that it is 116 days basically North and South America, a world cruise as they call it.

 

 

Just after sunrise, the more tourists were greeted by dolphins alongside the Artania as they headed for the port. The ship docked around 9 a.m. and is expected to depart this evening.

 

 

 

The Artania travelled around the world all year, making stops in Guatemala, Chile, Scotland, Norway, and Russia. The last few stops included Key West, Miami, Turks and Caicos, and finally, Tampa.

 

 

 

From the beaches to the brand new hangout at Sparkman Wharf, passengers were treated to a taste of the Bay Area. Several took in a history lesson in Ybor City.

 

 

German tourist Renate Hornbrook-Mischek said that they just been walking around here; we took the trolley up to Centro Ybor and have been walking around here.

 

 

She has made more than one trek around the globe.

 

 

“I think it’s not good to stay home and be prejudiced about the world. It’s good to see it,” she said.  “They are different but in some ways, they’re all people who have the right to live.”

 

 

 

Meanwhile, local officials were more than happy to see folks like her taking it all in.

 

 

“It absolutely increases tourism,” said Greg Lovelace, director of cargo & cruise marketing for Port Tampa Bay. “It is great for the city because we have over 1,000 international guests exposed to Tampa Bay.”

 

 

 

There are 868 passengers and 518 crew members. Most are of German descent, while others are from Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy.

 

 

 

The Artania leaves Tampa at 8 p.m. Friday night.  The next stop is New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

@Fox13

 

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 07 thehotelshowsaudiarabia 2019
  • 07 WTM Africa 2019
  • 09 travelmeetasia 2019
  • 10 Asia Pacific 2019
  • 10 Hotel Management Thailand 2019
  • 11 Bar and Restaurant Investment 19
  • 11 Digital Travel 2019
  • 12 kitf 2019
  • 12 Routes Europe 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 SWTF 2019
  • 15 PATA 2019
  • 17 AITF 18
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 itehk 19
  • 18 UITT 2019
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. ibtm ARABIA

      March 25 - March 27
    2. Medical Travel & Wellness Conference 2019

      March 26 - March 28
    3. Deluxe Travel Market Ukraine

      March 26
    4. UITT 2019

      March 27 - March 29
    5. Deluxe Travel Market Kazakhstan

      March 29
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com