The modern and versatile cruise terminal at Old City Harbour opens up the seaside to the townspeople for leisure time activities. The thus far inaccessible port area becomes an inviting urban space that also leaves visitors arriving from the sea with an indelible first impression.
The 850-meter cruise promenade that was built by the Port of Tallinn and is open to everyone winds over the roof of the cruise terminal on the northwestern pier connecting the seafront with the Culture Kilometer (Kultuurikilomeeter) walking trail. On the rooftop promenade expansive views extend to the sea, the harbor, ships, and the city. Seating areas, a playground, an outdoor gym, a restaurant with spacious terraces, pretty landscaping, and Estonian art create a particularly lively atmosphere in this fresh new urban space.
The new cruise terminal is the most contemporary in the region, designed with the environment and sustainability in mind. The terminal is powered by solar panels adapted to the Nordic climate and heated and cooled by marine energy by way of a heat pump.