Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody Of The Seas drops anchor at Larnaca port

Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody Of The Seas, which operates cruises to and from Cyprus, dropped anchor at the port of Larnaca on 29 October.

Larnaca Port said on its social media that the ship’s 600 crew members are expected to tour Larnaca and get to know the city better, gaining knowledge to pass on to future visitors.

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Special arrangements were made between Royal Caribbean, the port’s administration and the town’s authorities for the crew to disembark at Larnaca Marina in the town’s centre.

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“The presence of Rhapsody of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean's largest cruise ships, with a capacity of 2,416 passengers, gives added value to Kition Ocean Marina management's efforts to attract large cruise ships and quality cruise tourism,” the company said.

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During their three-day stay, the crew will be taken to the local attractions, visit monuments, traditional sites and beaches, and be served by local businesses, thus stimulating the local economy.

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“We are proud to have the opportunity to host Rhapsody of the Seas at our port and offer an unforgettable experience to the ship's crew, who have direct access to the commercial centre of the historic city, but also to leisure centres,” Larnaca Port’s post said, adding that this action is experimental and its success will determine the future use of the Marina when it comes to large cruise ships.

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