This year marks the 176th shipping season at Lake Balaton. The opening ceremony took place at Balatonfüred in April where the Saint Nicholas ship sailed out. And now, a month later Bahart announced the new itineraries of routes in the eastern basin: instead of the usual Siófok – Balatonfüred – Tihany route, direct routes will be launched between Siófok – Balatonfüred, and Siófok – Tihany, thanks to which passengers will be able to reach their destination faster and more conveniently, likeBalaton writes. This means passengers can count on 9 cruises on weekdays and 10 cruises on the weekend between Siófok and the northern shore.
More about the schedule HERE.
Renovation of the existing fleet is an ongoing project as well. Some current ships under renovation are the Szigliget ship, the Badacsony catamaran, the Szántód ship, and the Tünde nostalgia ship, which is being prepared for its 95th birthday.
They also take environmental upgrades seriously, and with that, they are adding new, more modern ferries and catamarans to the fleet.
Another long-awaited improvement to the Lake Balaton cruise ship experience is the online availability of tickets. This feature is already a work in progress even though it was promised to be done by May. The website also gained a brand new look and the whole company went through a rebranding process.
Taking a cruise on a beautiful ship on the grand azure “Hungarian sea” is a perfect way to spend a gorgeous summer day. There are discounts available for children and adults as well: if you buy your ticket at Siófok’s port, an adult ticket costs HUF 1800 (~ EUR 4.66) while for children it is only HUF 900 (~ EUR 2.33) instead of the usual HUF 2100 (~ EUR 5.44) and HUF 1050 (~ EUR 2.72) prices, turizmus.com reported.
Do not hesitate to make the most out of your day at Lake Balaton by taking a cruise on one of the beautiful new ships. It will also allow you to attend numerous parties, concerts, and festivals happening all around Balaton this summer.
Source: turizmus.com, likeBalaton, BAHART