More than 150 cruise ships will start from Limassol port or will make a stop at the DP World Limassol terminal in 2022, recording an increase compared to 2020 and 2021, according to information provided to "Entrepreneurial Limassol" from the Management Company DP World Limassol, while in 2023 the upward trend is expected to continue. Royal Caribbean recently announced that following the successful cruise program based in the port of Limassol, the cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas will offer a series of seven-day trips to the Greek islands during the months of August and September 2022.
Last year, Royal Caribbean's "Jewel of the Seas" made 17 seven-day cruises from Limassol and served more than 23 thousand passengers. Both DP World Limassol and the relevant government departments consider that the fact that leading cruise companies such as Royal Caribbean and Celestyal Cruises choose and trust Limassol as a port of choice, is the greatest recognition of the efforts they are making in order to improve the competitiveness of the port and turn it into the main base port in the Eastern Mediterranean.
As we have been told, DP World Limassol, with the opening of the new cruise terminal, aspires to turn the port into a destination of choice for cruise lines. They believe that the new terminal has achieved a huge improvement in both services and facilities for cruise lines and passengers, which will contribute greatly to the enhancement of tourism. As stated, the company, despite the serious challenges presented in recent years, is working tirelessly in cooperation with the Government, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism and other stakeholders of the sector, in order to take advantage of the opportunities that arise in the current pivotal period. Those interested can find useful information and the arrivals and departure schedule of cruise ships in Limassol, at : https://limassolcruise.com/