Liepaja is set to to have a new ferry route for a trial period, starting on 19th of October. This service will be provided by company Stena Line who’s already offering trips to Travemünde in Germany and it’s believed that exactly these ferries going to the Lübeck suburb will have a stop in Nynäshamn, Sweden.
Ferry transport has grown quite a lot in Latvia during the past 10 years and now it’s possible to sail your way to Riga, Ventspils and Liepaja – 3 biggest port cities of country. Riga gets it’s fair share of cruise ships from companies like Costa Cruises and Oceania, also tourists from the Riga-Stockholm ferry, operated by Tallink ships that dock at Riga Ferry Terminal several times a week.
Scandinavian company Stena Line operates in both Latvian west coast cities, providing trips to Sweden and Germany and the new experimental route will be used until the end of this year, after which it will be decided to keep it or not. Decision will be based upon passenger and cargo company activity, so if all goes well, we might have another way to reach Latvia by boat – the good old fashioned way.