Come for a guided tour on board Götheborg! Starting Saturday October 2nd, we are open to visitors on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 15:00. You can buy your tickets online or on-site, in our shop. Please note that the ship can only be visited in the company of a guide.
The expedition to Asia is extended to 2023
The planned expedition to Asia is extended with a year, in response to the great interest in the expedition start-up in 2021. Arrival at the end destination in Asia will be in September 2023. The route is expanded primarily in Europe, with focus on Northern Europe.
” The stopover in Stockholm, in August 2021, drew great attention from both business and the public”, said Peter Alexandersson, CEO at SOIC Ship Management. “In response to that interest and the possibilities it presents, we have decided to extend the expedition and increase the number of harbours visited in Europe. The expedition is primarily expanded with stops in capitals and countries around the Baltic Sea.”
The new route will be carried out in two steps; the ship will sail in Europe during 2022, stay in the Mediterranean through winter and continue to Asia in spring 2023. The extended expedition makes it possible to call at more harbours along the way, particularly in Europe.
“ By extending the expedition we also take into account and manage the insecurities that still exist around the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in Asia”, said Alexandersson.
The mission for the Asia expedition is to promote Swedish-Asian trade relations and use the ship as a platform for Swedish businesses and Swedish innovation. The focus is on displaying innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
The new route in short
Götheborg will depart from Gothenburg in May 2022, and arrive in Shanghai in September 2023. The original route will be extended, primarily with additional stops in Northern Europe. During winter 2022/2023 the ship will remain in the Mediterranean, and continue to Asia in spring 2023. The original route was planned for departure from Gothenburg in April 2022, and arrival in Shanghai seven months later, in October 2022.
Now back in Gothenburg, we want to direct a big thank you to Stockholm – the city, our partners and guests, and everyone who came to visit us on board or from the quay. It was a week with fantastic events and great meetings, and we were overwhelmed by the warm and enthusiastic welcome from all our guests and the citizens of Stockholm.
Tomorrow, Sunday 12 September, at 2 pm, Götheborg is coming back to Gothenburg and Pir 4 on Eriksberg. It's been nearly a month since she left Gothenburg to sail to Stockholm and back.