Celestyal Cruises returns back to Egyptian Ports: Alexandria and Port Said
According to the protocol of cooperation between maritime transport sector and ministry of Tourism in order to improve sea cruise tourism, Port of Alexandria is granting some facilities to all cruise ships ranging from reductions on some port dues to complete exemption from other services fees.
Consequently, CELESTYAL CRUISES COMPANY is launching a new cruise line (Egypt, Cyprus, Greece) putting Egypt on its itinerary.
Celestyal Crystal Cruise ship will call both Ports of Alexandria and Port Said frequently between December 2019 and January 2020 during the holidays of Christmas through Rhapsody Agency. The gross tonnage of the ship is 25611 gt and carries 1200-1452 passengers.
An Overview on Alexandria:
It was Alexandria of Egypt that intellectually dominated the ancient world. It was here that humans first realized the world wasn’t flat, invented geometry, built the steam engine, created latitude and longitude, and drew the first accurate maps of the world.
Alexandria has a very rich history of ancient civilization, remaining the capital of Roman, and Byzantine Egypt for almost 1,000 years. It was also best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and its Great Library (the largest in the ancient world).
In late 1990s and beginnings of 2000s Alexandria decided to regain its charm and significance by reviving its old library with the very modernized “Bibliotheca Alexandrina” comprising a repository for rare manuscripts, a conference center, and a research institute.
Also the Port of Alexandria has witnessed many renovations in its infrastructure including the opening of a new Cruise terminal for passengers’ ships quay.