Qatar Tourism Authority and "Mwani Qatar" announced the return of cruise tourism trips and the launch of the 2022/2021 season. Last Thursday, Doha Port received the first voyage of the ship " MSC Virtuosa" with approximately 4,600 visitors on board.
The launch of cruise tourism season coincides with the launch of a number of tourism events and festivals during the period of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, and beyond.
In a press statement, Qatar Tourism chairman and Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar Al Baker said: "Cruise is an important subsector of tourism, allowing large numbers of visitors to discover Doha and its offerings within a short period.
He added that the current cruise season is expected to be the busiest, with the arrival of around 78 cruises. This includes 11 cruise ships making maiden voyages to Doha, 11 turnaround voyages, and 10 ships that will dock at Doha Port. With the opening of the permanent passenger terminal at Doha Port, we expect to witness a growth in cruise visits in the coming period, particularly in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
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