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The season for the Jewel of the Seas closes after 17 cruises

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The season for the Jewel of the Seas closes after 17 cruises

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Finally this season for Jewel of the Seas after making 17 cruises.

The “Jewel of the Seas” started for the first time this year itineraries from the port of Limassol on July 10, carrying out 17 eight-day cruises, with stops in Piraeus, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos and Santorini. Although the cruise ship operated at a reduced capacity during the year, due to the measures implemented to combat the spread of COVID-19, it managed to serve more than 23 thousand passengers, bringing significant revenue to the Cypriot economy and boosting employment and labor market.

The Royal Caribbean cruise ship “Jewel of the Seas” departed from the Cruise Terminal of DP World Limassol for its last voyage this year, last Saturday, October 30, 2021. With the arrival of the cruise ship, which throughout The port of Limassol was based during the year, the interim Business Director of DP World Limassol, Mr. Ernesto Osorio and the Business Officer of the Terminal, Mrs. Katerina Konstantinou, exchanged commemorative plaques with the captain of “Jewel of the Seas”, Mr. Anders Bjornar Ingebrigtsen.

In his statements, the CEO of DP World Limassol, Mr. Nawaf Abdulla, referred to the importance of the cruise sector for the economic recovery of Cyprus, noting that “Royal Caribbean's decision to choose Limassol as its base for this year (home port “, gave new impetus to the industry, after a year marked by significant challenges due to the pandemic, while at the same time, encouraged more cruise companies to choose Limassol as their base for next year.”

“We are very proud that we managed to gain the trust of a leading cruise company such as Royal Caribbean, through our cooperation with the group's representative in Cyprus. We are confident that this is only the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship. “It is also worth noting that according to the planning so far, the company is expected to resume cruising from the port of Limassol from May 2022. Cruise companies have gradually begun to recover from the pandemic, however, it will take time,” he added. , estimating that the sector will return to the levels of 2019, around the end of 2023 – beginning of 2024. In addition, he stated that “cruise tourism has the potential to alleviate the seasonality of tourist flows to Cyprus, as well as to create the conditions for the diversification of the tourist markets and the attraction of visitors beyond the timeless traditional markets “.

Source: www.philenews.com

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