Tue, 06 November 2018
The first cruise ship of the season arrived on the island earlier this week. The vessel, sailing under the Azamara Quest cruise line had over 600 tourists onboard from different nationalities.
“The cruise season has kicked off in the Kingdom of Bahrain and we look forward to receiving more cruise ships over the next few months, further developing the Kingdom’s tourism sector and contributing towards the development of the national economy,” said Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority director of tourism marketing and promotions, Yousif Al Khan.
“These ships contribute in the arrival of multi-national passengers to the Kingdom and exposing them to its rich history and tourism offerings, which make it an ideal tourism destination.”
A tour around the Kingdom was organised for the visitors and they got the chance to visit some of Bahrain’s tourist attractions and learn about its contemporary and ancient sites, including Bahrain International Circuit, Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre, Bahrain National Museum, Al Fateh Grand Mosque and Manama Souq.