DP World Limassol welcomes Wonder of the Seas
DP World Limassol welcomes Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas
DP World Limassol welcomes Wonder of the Seas
This is Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise ship as well as the largest in the world
Limassol, Cyprus, 1 February 2022: DP World Limassol officially welcomed yesterday the world’s biggest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Wonder of the Seas. The cruise ship will remain at DP World’s Limassol Cruise Terminal until Thursday, for layover and crew change services.
The 6,988-passenger ship is Royal Caribbean’s fifth Oasis Class vessel, measuring 362 metres long and weighing 236,857 gross tons across 18 decks. The Wonder was only recently delivered to the company, and it will make its official debut in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 4, to begin sailing 7-night cruises to the Caribbean before heading to Barcelona, Spain and Rome to offer summer cruises in Europe.
Royal Caribbean has recently revealed that after a successful summer sailing from Cyprus, Rhapsody of the Seas will offer a lineup of seven-night cruises to the Greek Isles from Limassol in August and September 2022. It should be noted that last year, Royal Caribbean’s “Jewel of the Seas” completed a total of 17 seven-night cruises from Limassol, and managed to carry about 23,000 passengers, whose spending generated significant economic activity and created various job opportunities for the country.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome the world’s biggest cruise ship to Cyprus and to the port of Limassol,” DP World Limassol CEO, Mr Nawaf Abdulla said. “DP World Limassol strives to provide passengers and cruise ships with first-class service and has invested heavily in attracting business to Cyprus, recognizing the importance of tourism to the economy. We are pleased that Royal Caribbean has trusted us with servicing their largest cruise ship and we are looking forward to welcoming them back in August.”
The fact that leading cruise operators like Royal Caribbean are increasingly choosing Limassol as a layover, homeport or port of call, is a testament to the efforts that DP World Limassol and the Authorities have been making to improve the port’s competitiveness and transform it into a major homeport in the Eastern Mediterranean”, he added.
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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 148 business units in 60 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 54,620 employees from 137 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.
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