A cruise ship arrived in Larnaca from Haifa, Israel, on Friday, carrying around 1,000 passengers and marking the return of cruise ship activity in the port of the coastal city since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Larnaca Tourism Development Board said in a press release, according to CNA.
The Crown Iris cruise ship came on its first voyage of 15 scheduled arrivals to the port between May and November 2022.
Based on a Larnaca tourism board statement released on Friday, it is estimated that the company will bring 20,000 passengers to Larnaca throughout the summer season
Representatives of the Larnaca municipality, the Larnaca Tourism Board, and Kition Ocean Holdings Ltd welcomed the passengers with local delicacies and folkloric music and dance at the dock.
Two more cruise ships called Clio and La Belle De L’Adriatique, are also set to dock at the port within the year.
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