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Piraeus Port Welcomes Newly-built Cruise Ships

The Pireaus port recently welcomed two of the largest cruise ships in the world, the “Spectrum of the Seas” of Royal Caribbean, and the “Le Bougainville” of Ponant.

Spectrum of the Seas

“Spectrum of the Seas” was welcomed by Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) Deputy CEO Weng Lin and other company executives, as well as representatives of cruise associations.

“Piraeus has the largest cruise terminal in Eastern Mediterranean. It is a modern and safe port which can accommodate the largest ships, providing quality services according to ISO international standards,” Lin said.

Furthermore, data for the first three months of the year and bookings for 2019, reveal the positive homeporting prospects of Piraeus, which is a strategic objective of the PPA management.

According to an announcement, the newly built “Spectrum of the Seas” is 348 meters long, weighs 168,000 tons and has a capacity of 4,246 passengers.

It is equipped with the latest modern and innovative facilities in technology and entertainment, while its construction costed approximately $1 billion.

During the welcoming event, Weng Lin offered an honorary plaque and gifts to its Captain, Charles Sigmund Teige.

Apart from “Spectrum of the Seas”, the Piraeus port also received “Le Bougainville”, the newly-built cruise ship of Ponant, a French company operating three cruise ships, offering luxury cruises in the Mediterranean.

Deputy CEO of PPA, Capt. Weng Lin with Cpt. Remi Genevaz.

Deputy CEO of PPA, Capt. Weng Lin and Cpt. Remi Genevaz.

“Le Bougainville” included the Greek islands in its maiden itinerary and is expected to make more than 23 calls at Piraeus in the summer of 2019.

During the ship’s recent call at Piraeus, the PPA management handed over an honorary plaque and books to its Captain, Remi Genevaz.

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