5/5/10 - Marmaris
Cruise Port Celebrates Inaugural Turn-Around
Marmaris Cruise Port has announced the successful completion of its
inaugural turn-around call with the arrival of Thomson Celebration on May 3,
2010. The Thomson Celebration disembarked 1,200 passengers, embarked 1,230
passengers and will be home porting in Marmaris throughout the rest of the
summer, where she will turn around 25 more times.
Port officials said the new and expanded passenger terminal and the newly
constructed check-in area helped make the first turn-around a success. Also, the
said, the portís key geographical location is ideal for basing ships in the
Eastern Mediterranean. The Thomson Celebration is offering four different
itineraries from Marmaris, alternating weekly cruises to the Eastern
Mediterranean, the Aegean and the Black Sea.
The ship personnel also expressed satisfaction with the operation and their
welcome in Marmaris, and according to port officials, the operation surpassed
their expectations. Overall, passengers were happy with the smooth running
operation at the newly expanded terminal at Marmaris Cruise Port.