DP World Limassol welcomes record number of cruises in October

DP World Limassol welcomes record number of cruises in October

Date: 10/11/2022

DP World Limassol welcomes record number of cruises in October

Limassol, Cyprus – 10th November 2022: October was the busiest cruise month of 2022 for DP World Limassol, as 29 cruise ships carrying over 46,000 people, berthed at the port and used its passenger terminal.

Between January and October, DP World Limassol accommodated 128 cruise ships and 154,000 passengers, while it expects an additional 35 vessels end of the year. This will bring the total to 163 expected arrivals, a considerable increase compared with 2021.

Passengers had the opportunity to tour Limassol and join organised excursions to other places of interest around the island, making a significant contribution to the local economy.

In statements, the CEO of DP World Limassol, Mr. Nawaf Abdulla, expressed satisfaction over the port’s performance this year.

“As a result of our ongoing, targeted efforts in coordination with the government, stakeholders, and local partners, Limassol port now attracts some of the world’s leading cruise lines. Cyprus’ cruise sector has demonstrated resilience despite the difficult circumstances of the past two years, recording its best performance in years”, he said.

“At the same time, at DP World Limassol we are very excited for the coming year, as we anticipate that conditions will be even better. The outlook for 2023 seems very positive as we have already received a high number of cruise ship bookings, and we are currently in touch with more major cruise lines, that will call or homeport at our terminal at Limassol port”, he added.

DP World Limassol expects to welcome over 210 cruise ships in 2023, with the company’s cruise business poised to sustain its strong performance over the next few years.


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About DP World

We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.

We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 295 business units in 78 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.

Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 97,657 from 158 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading digital technology to further broaden our vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efficient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.

About DP World Limassol

In April 2016, DP World Limassol was awarded a 25-year concession to exclusively operate the multi-purpose terminal in Limassol. DP World Limassol multipurpose terminal comprises three multi-purpose quays.

Its activities include break-bulk, general cargo, Ro-Ro, oil & gas services and the brand-new passenger terminal. DP World Limassol provides a safe, stable and responsible environment for cruise itineraries in the eastern Mediterranean and further afield.

DP World Limassol aspires to make the terminal more productive and more sustainable, improving the port’s prospects for the long term, leading to better support to the community through jobs creation and better services for the wider Cypriot business community.