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Port Of Cartagena Welcomes Cruise Ships In July

Port of Cartagena welcomes cruise ships in July

The Port of Cartagena has closed eight new calls as of July through the AIDA shipping company – May 25, 2021 President of the APC, Yolanda Muñoz, said it is the second shipping company that bets on the Port of Cartagena as a stopover for national routes through Spanish Mediterranean ports that will boost the return of international cruises to the Region for the month
of July” after the announcement of Puertos del Estado at the FITUR international fair. The first cruise of the AIDA company will be on July 14, which will continue during the months of August, September and October, with eight stops on a route that will depart and return to the port of Palma de Mallorca on the hybrid ship AIDAperla. The itinerary will be very similar to that of the TUI shipping company that will bring the two cruises to Cartagena on June 19 and July 3, after more than a year of paralysis of the sector as a result of Covid19. This means that Cartagena will increase its cruise docking forecasts at the Cartagena Dock Terminal, “great news that will favor hoteliers and merchants as the sanitary restrictions imposed by the pandemic improve,” said the president of the APC. Yolanda Muñoz recalled that “the measures taken by the Autonomous Community and the promotional work done by the Port Authority in meetings with shipping companies throughout the pandemic, with the support of the Cartagena City Council, has positioned us as a safe and attractive destination. with a varied and safe tourist offer “. A hybrid cruise through Spanish ports The AIDAperla ship, which will travel the Spanish Mediterranean on routes that will begin in July, has the capacity to transport more than 4,000 people and is a hybrid ship with a 10,000 kWh lithium-ion battery system. The battery enables zero-emission operation during docking in ports and saves fuel by reducing spikes during hybrid operation when at sea. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena (APC – Port Authority of Cartagena)

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