The aim of this event was to promote Cyprus and Limassol as an attractive cruise destination and elevating cruise tourism.
11 cruise executives from large cruise operating companies based in Europe and the US took part in the cruise executive Summit that was held May 29 – 31.
The initiative was carried out by DP World Limassol as the operator of the New Cruise Terminal in cooperation with the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Limassol Municipality and Haifa port.
Representatives of international cruise companies, included Royal Caribbean, Crystal Cruises, and Holland America, had the opportunity to visit historic monuments such as the Ancient Kourion Theatre in Limassol, the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos and the Famagusta Gate in Nicosia.
They met with the mayor of Limassol, as well as other tourism industry stakeholders exchanging view to improve the touristic product.
The guests visited the traditional Cypriot villages and enjoyed traditional local cuisine, in an effort to better understand Cyprus’s cultural heritage. Executives also visited the modern facilities of DP World Limassol’s New Cruise Terminal and held meetings with tourism officials gaining a positive impression of both the Cruise terminal and the level of service.