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08 November 2019

DP World Limassol welcomes “Jewel of the Seas” and “Viking star”


Both cruise vessels arrived at Limassol port for a one-day call


Limassol, Cyprus, 6th November 2019: DP World Limassol successfully welcomed one of the largest cruise ships to be berthed at Limassol port. Royal Caribbean’s “Jewel of the Seas” arrived at the DP World Limassol Cruise Terminal on Tuesday, 5 November 2019, for a one-day maiden call. The cruise ship was welcomed by Limassol Mayor Nicos Nicolaides and DP World Limassol’s General Manager Charles Meaby, who exchanged plaques with the captain of the ship. On the same day MV Viking star, the lead ship of the Viking star class, with over 227 meters in length was also welcomed to Limassol.

Launched in the spring of 2004, “Jewel of the Seas” is a Radiance-class Royal Caribbean ship and with a length of 293 meters and 2,500-passenger capacity, it is one of the largest cruise ships ever to arrive at Limassol port. The ship started its voyage to the Holy Land on 30 October 2019, from the port of Civitavecchia in Rome, and is expected to end on 11 November 2019.

In statements, the General Manager of DP World Limassol said: “We are very excited to have welcomed both stunning cruise ships at Limassol port. With the current arrivals we’re seeing are an indication that Limassol is a destination that has regained momentum.” He added, “At DP World Limassol we are committed to offering passengers and cruise liners a unique experience and our team continues to provide a first-class service”. Mr. Meaby also underlined that “Cyprus can be developed into a key player in the Eastern Mediterranean region; We have significantly invested in building up a strong relationship with important stakeholders, raising awareness of the Cypriot tourism product”. 

Limassol Mayor Nicos Nicolaides congratulated DP World Limassol for setting the bar so high, especially in terms of customer service. “Achieving sustainable cruise tourism is a continuous process that requires commitment, cooperation and continuous effort. The arrival of ‘Jewel of the Seas’ and Viking star at Limassol Port is a result of these efforts. Limassol is an ideal destination for travellers and we strongly advise them to visit the local attractions and experience what Limassol has to offer.”




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.