Santander receives 3,700 tourists aboard the ‘Britannia’

About 3,700 tourists have arrived on Thursday in Santander aboard the ‘Britannia’, the largest cruise in the history of the city.

Consigned by Perez & Cia, the ship landed in the morning at the Muelle de Raos 5, which is its first stop in the Cantabrian capital, with 3,662 passengers, mostly British, accompanied by a crew of 1,400 people.

It has 330 meters of length and capacity for 4,000 passengers, and is the largest cruise that Santander has visited, ahead of the ‘Queen Elisabeth’ which measured 294 meters, reports the Port Authority of Santander.

To commemorate the scale, the president of the APS, Jaime González, accompanied by the mayor, Gema Igual and the general director of Tourism, Eva Bartolomé, have delivered to the captain, Wesley Dunlop, a commemorative plaque and some books from Santander and Cantabria for the on-board library.

The cruise came from La Coruña and will depart in the afternoon to the port of La Rochelle, in France. Of the total of passengers, a total of 440 cruise passengers have opted for panoramic visits by bus, electric bike or a tour of tapas in the city, as well as excursions to Cantabrian towns such as Comillas, San Vicente de la Barquera or Santillana del Mar , and places like Altamira or Cabárceno.