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23 December 2019

DP World Limassol welcomed a record

number of cruise vessels for November


November was the busiest month of the year with 25 cruise vessels

and more than 34,000 passengers arriving at the New Cruise Terminal in Limassol


Limassol, Cyprus – 18 December 2019:  A record number of cruise vessels arrived at the Limassol port in November, making it the busiest cruise month of the year. DP World Limassol welcomed 25 cruise ships, including Jewel of the Seas, MSC Lirica/Opera, Viking Star/Sky arriving at the New Cruise Terminal. 

Over 34,000 passengers visited the beautiful island of Cyprus in November. All passengers had the opportunity to visit the city of Limassol and experienced Cyprus in many different ways through organized excursions in the surrounding areas, ensuring a significant contribution to the local economy.

Moreover, the two duty-free shops at the New Passenger Terminal had the opportunity to serve the cruise passengers arriving at the Limassol port and enhancing their overall tourism experience.  

In his statement, the Commercial Manager of DP World Limassol, Lazaros Charalambous, stated that “We are particularly excited for the number of cruise arrivals we had at the port in November, since it marked a great success, not only for DP World Limassol but for cruise tourism in general. Awareness of Limassol as a cruise destination has grown significantly in recent 2 years however we are confident that by aligning our marketing efforts with the international marketing campaigns managed by the island’s national tourism agencies, there is a huge opportunity for us to reach an even wider cruise audience.This past month demonstrates that we are one step closer to establish Limassol port as a major cruise hub in the Mediterranean”.

DP World, expects 93 cruise ships will have arrived at the Limassol Port by the end of the year, recording a 40% increase compared to 2018. Furthermore, the company expects that this incremental trend will continue into 2020.


Link to our cruise video below:




    For DP World Limassol media enquiries and images please contact:

Doros Aresti
Communications and Sustainability Officer
DP World Limassol
Tel: +357 25858701


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About DP World:

DP World is the leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, marine services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions.

Our portfolio of more than 150 operations in 46 countries across six continents gives us a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets.

DP World’s dedicated team of more than 50,000 employees from 120 countries builds enduring relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other essential constituents of the global supply chain, providing quality value-added services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than half of its revenue. In 2018, DP World handled over 70 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) across our portfolio. With a pipeline of committed developments and expansions, we expect the current gross capacity of 91 million TEU to rise in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating, DP World aims to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring that everything we do contributes positively and sustainably to the economy and society.