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Alexandria Port Welcomes First Cruise Ship from Cyprus After 10-Year Hiatus

By ,   October 21, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Port Alexandria (Egypt) welcomed on Saturday, October 19, its first cruise ship between Egypt and Cyprus following a 10-year halt.

The Salamis Filoxenia ship arrived from Port Limassol (Cyprus) with around 500 cruise passengers. Alexandria City's Governor (Abdel Aziz Qansouh) greeted the tourists upon their arrival. Present was also the mayor of Paphos City - Phedonas Phedonos. A joint press conference was held at the seaport.

Port of Alexandria (Egypt)

This voyage was based on an agreement signed in January 2019 between Alexandria and Paphos. According to Qansouh, there was coordination with Paphos' Mayor to see to it that Salamis Filoxenia visits Alexandria twice per week and that both port cities will be linked to a low-cost airline after 6 months.

There are efforts to make Cairo and Alexandria part of the tourism program of Cyprus. For his part, Paphos' mayor said that was momentous in expressing joint cooperation between the two sides at political, social, and tourism levels.