Cruise tourism is gaining momentum: Azura arrived in Kusadasi with 2,129 tourists

The giant Bermuda-flagged cruiser “Azura” docked at the port in Aydin’s Kusadasi district with 2,129 tourists, mostly US citizens.

2 thousand 129 tourists, mostly US citizens, disembarked from the ship that anchored in Ege Port for the first time, were welcomed with folk dance performances at the port. Some of the passengers toured the ancient city of Ephesus and the Virgin Mary’s house in the Selcuk district of Izmir, while those who did not participate in the tour shopped in the city center.

Global Ports Holding Eastern Mediterranean Ports Regional Director Aziz Gungor stated that Azura has anchored at the port for the first time and will come to the district 4 more times until the end of this season.

Expressing that they will continue to host the world’s largest cruise ships, Gungor said, “We have previously stated that 2022 and 2023 will be the years when Turkey is talked about in cruise tourism. The entire ship industry has taken Turkey on its route. The cruise tourism industry will revive even more in the coming period.”

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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