DP World opens new Limassol mega-cruise terminal
A new, modern cruise terminal designed to accommodate the largest cruise ships, is scheduled to open in the summer at DP World Limassol port, the Dubai-based company has announced.
The new terminal consists of seven buildings with an internal area of 7,000 square meters.
Along with 24-hour availability the terminal offers integrated services including Home Call and Day Call handling capability, ensuring an improved customer experience.
The new cruise terminal is DP World’s third. The port operator already runs the Dubai Cruise Terminal in Port Rashid and the cruise terminal at Quinquela Martin in Argentina.
DP world Limassol has a draft of up to 11 metres (tide free) and three 400 metre berths that can accommodate the largest cruise ships currently afloat.
The terminal offers fast turnaround times for connections to both Larnaca and Paphos international airports.
Limassol is a major destination in the Mediterranean for the cruise industry as it is one of the first ports of call for cruise lines after transiting the Suez Canal.
With favourable weather conditions throughout the year, cultural heritage, excursions and events all through, Cyprus and Limassol present the opportunity for a memorable experience.
“Cyprus is a centre for tourism and trade across the Mediterranean Sea and beyond and we are delighted to help develop its cruise capability,” said Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO, DP World.
“The terminal is another example of how partnerships with Government on infrastructure projects help boost economies, creating jobs and prosperity for the country and its people,” he said.
Charles Meaby, general manager, DP World Limassol added: “With the opening of this new terminal, all our visitors will enjoy an even more impressive welcome. DP World Limassol continues to promote the development of tourism in Cyprus and driving economic benefits for the local and national economy.”