New Cruise Passenger Terminal Opens in Limassol, Cyprus

July 10, 2017
DP World Limassol

(12:55 p.m. BST) -- A brand-new cruise terminal launched in the port of Limassol last week (July 5) -- with space to accommodate up to three 350-meter cruise ships at any one time.

Operated by DP World Limassol -- who took over operations of the port from Cyprus Ports Authority in January 2017 -- the cost of the newly-built terminal has not been revealed.  

Lines will call at the new terminal from September 2017, with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America Line, Viking Ocean Cruises and Thomson Cruises among those with scheduled calls.

The port's former terminal will no longer operate as a cruise passenger terminal, however it will remain operational for commercial use.

General Manager of DP World Limassol, Charles Meaby, said: "With the opening of this new terminal, all our visitors will enjoy an even more impressive welcome. DP World Limassol continues to promote the development of tourism in Cyprus and driving economic benefits for the local and national economy.

"This is an exciting time for Limassol and Cyprus and DP World Limassol is focused on delivering a long-term legacy creating employment opportunities and helping Limassol reach its potential of becoming a fully-serviced home port for cruise ships."

Facilities at the new Limassol terminal include Wi-Fi and a taxi rank, with plans in place to add an ATM and other facilities soon, however the port has not yet confirmed what the other facilities are or when they will launch.

--By Kerry Spencer, Editor, U.K.