Port Profile: Gdansk, Poland

Learn everything you need to know about cruise destinations under Avid Cruiser’s Port Profiles section (you’ll find a tab above on the navigation bar). Each week, we’ll provide one or more port profiles for those are planning trips or for those who need inspiration to do so. Today’s feature, the Gdansk, Poland.

Getting Around In Gdansk

The Town Hall spire is a landmark for Gdansk

Cruise passengers who step ashore in Gdansk will find a sophisticated city that offers a mixture of the new and the old.

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With its roots in the 8th century, Gdansk seems to always have kept up with the times. The city has adapted continuously throughout the centuries, changing nationality no less than six times. Poland’s sixth largest city (population: 460,000) has also belonged to Germany, then known under the name Danzig.

The changes can be followed by looking at the architecture of the city. This is perhaps particularly true of the houses in the Old Town – considered a must-see by many of those who have experienced Gdansk during a cruise or on a land tour. Read the full Port Profile of Gdansk Poland.

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