THE cruise ship Deutschland docked at Almeria Port for the first time this week, bringing with it 500 passengers.
The liner stopped over in Almeria as part of an eight-day cruise from Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca, also calling in at Sevilla, Malaga and Alicante en route.
The predominantly German passengers were welcomed to the city of Almeria by the port authority. The president of the port authority said: “Almeria has the qualities to grow as a cruise port. From the port, we have been working for years in cooperation with tourist boards to add value to the tourism resources and the province of Almeria. It is important that we work on improving tourism to make it a more attractive Almeria for cruise lines.”
He added: “This effort will pay dividends in the number of passengers and in the strengthening
of the brand ‘Almeria’ as a cruise destination.”