DP World Limassol Jewel of the Seas 2021 last call
Jewel of the Seas wraps up 2021 cruise season
DP World Limassol accommodated the Royal Caribbean cruise ship in Limassol port for the last time this year 2021
Limassol, Cyprus, 3 November 2021: DP World Limassol bid farewell to Royal Caribbean “Jewel of the Seas” for the last time this year, on Saturday, 30 October 2021. On the occasion of the cruise ship’s last departure from Limassol, which has been its home port this year, DP World Limassol’s Interim Operations Manager, Mr. Ernesto Osorio, and Supervisor, Ms. Katerina Constantinou, exchanged plaques with the captain of Jewel of the Seas, Mr. Anders Bjornar Ingebrigtsen.
The “Jewel of the Seas” first began sailing from Limassol on 10 July 2021 and completed a total of 17 seven-night cruises, calling at Limassol, Piraeus, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, and back to Limassol. Although the cruise ship, was required to operate at reduced capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions, it managed to carry about 23,000 passengers, whose spending generated significant economic activity and created various job opportunities.
Throughout the cruise season, DP World Limassol served cruise ship passengers and operating crews in a safe manner, adhering to all the local and international cruise protocols and ensuring that all personal protective measures and social distancing measures were strictly followed, in close coordination with relevant stakeholders at all times. In statements, the CEO of DP World Limassol, Mr Nawaf Abdulla, referred to the importance of the cruise sector for the country’s economic recovery, adding that “Royal Caribbean’s decision to make Limassol its home port this year gave fresh momentum to the country’s cruise sector, which had been going through a challenging year due to the pandemic, while it encouraged more major cruise lines to make Limassol their home port as of 2022”.
“We are proud to have gained the trust of a leading cruise operator like Royal Caribbean in cooperation with their local agent and we are confident that this is only the beginning of a long-term partnership. Besides, according to our latest cruising schedule, the company will start carrying out cruises from Limassol port, in May 2022. Cruise operators are gradually starting to recover from the pandemic, but this will take time”, he pointed out, adding that he believes that the industry will return to 2019 levels in late 2023-early 2024. Furthermore, he said that “cruise tourism can offset traditional tourism seasonal cycles, as well as create the conditions to diversify our tourism base and attract tourists from non-traditional markets”.
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We are the leading providerof 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.
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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.