The first cruise ship “Mein Schiff 5” of the year arrived at the Khalifa bin Salman Port with 2,351 passengers marking the strong start of the season. The passengers were received in a traditional way and greeted by Bahraini people.
A total of 124,425 sea tourists are expected to arrive in the Kingdom between October 2019 and April 2020 on 61 cruise ships.
The first summer cruise season was hosted by Khalifa bin Salman Port from June to September which has witnessed the arrival of 4,938 passengers in Bahrain. This evidently shows the active maritime tourism in Bahrain throughout the year, which is not limited to just the winter months as in previous years.
Bahrain maritime tourism will experience further growth with cruise ships opting for Bahrain as an all-season tourist destination.