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Port Piraeus Welcomes Two of the World's Largest Cruise Ships

By ,   April 25, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Port Piraeus recently welcomed one of world's largest passenger vessels - Royal Caribbean's liner Spectrum of the Seas, and also Ponant's Le Bougainville.

Spectrum OTS was welcomed on April 23 by Piraeus Port Authority Deputy CEO Weng Lin, company executives, and representatives of cruise associations.

Data for the first 3 months of 2019 reveal seaport's positive homeporting prospects, which is a strategic objective of PPA management. The 348-meter Spectrum OTS weighs 168,000 tons and can accommodate 4,246 passengers. The vessel is equipped with the latest modern technology and entertainment, while the construction cost approximately US$1 billion. During the official welcoming, Weng Lin presented an honorary plaque and gifts to the Captain, Charles Sigmund Teige.

Port of Piraeus (Athens, Greece)

On April 22, the port of Piraeus also welcomed the newly-built ship of Ponant, Le Bougainville, which included the Greek islands in her maiden itinerary and is scheduled to make over 23 visits to Piraeus in the summer of 2019. During the recent call at Piraeus, PPA management handed over books and an honorary plaque to the Captain, Remi Genevaz.