The small cruise ship (super yacht) of the SeaDream Yacht Club, the Seadream II, anchored off the coast of Ayia Napa today. It is essentially a super yacht with a capacity of 112 passengers and 95 staff which was built in 1985 and travels around the Mediterranean via chartered voyages, starting from Haifa, Israel to Rhodes.
Upon the arrival of the passengers, the Municipality of Ayia Napa and the marina organized an arrival ceremony for the passengers with Cypriot dances and giving souvenirs.
In a previous announcement, the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works welcomed with great pleasure the passengers of the first cruise ship in the Ayia Napa Marina, stating that the decision of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works to create an anchorage began to bear fruit.
In a written statement, the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Giannis Karousos, expressed joy and satisfaction for the reception of the first cruise ship in the Ayia Napa Marina. "I am very happy to see an initiative that I took years ago to give the first positive results. We have set up a restricted port area around the Ayia Napa Marina and issued a customs decree so that cruise ships can reach the Ayia Napa Marina and disembark passengers. Our goal is to make all the Marinas of Cyprus accessible to all cruise ships ", says Mr. Karousos.
"We hope that today the arrival of the first cruise ship in the Marina of Ayia Napa will be the beginning to increase traffic and attract specific tourism, thus strengthening the tourism product of the Province of Famagusta", said the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works.
Specifically for the free Province of Famagusta, the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, in addition to the creation of the anchorage in the Ayia Napa Marina, will proceed with the creation of an anchorage in the Paralimni Marina, thus facilitating the approach to Cruise ships.