German mega ship AIDA Prima, which can carry 4,250 passengers and crew, made its first of eight calls at Doha Port Wednesday, further boosting Qatar’s cruise tourism sector.
Doha Port on Wednesday received two mega ships, Celebrity Constellation and MSC Lirica, simultaneously for the first time, as a total of 6,000 visitors were welcomed by officials from the National Tourism Council (NTC) and Mwani Qatar.
A total of 42 cruise ships will call on Doha Port, Qatar's "gateway to marine tourism" in the 2018-19 cruise season, Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has said.
Two mega cruise ships arrived in Doha on consecutive days -- Thursday and Wednesday -- as part of the ongoing cruise season.
Hamad Port, which has seen the world’s largest shipping companies seek entry and growth in the Qatari and regional markets, berthed 171 vessels in November last year compared to 178 the previous month, according to official figures.