The return of marine tourism to the Alexandria Port Authority and the reception of the cruise ship Blue Sapphire as the beginning of the influx of a series of weekly tourist trips

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The return of marine tourism to the Alexandria Port Authority and the reception of the cruise ship Blue Sapphire as the beginning of the influx of a series of weekly tourist trips

  The General Authority of Alexandria Port received this Monday morning the cruise ship Blue Sapphire, which follows the shipping line ANEX Selectum Blu, coming from the Turkish port of Antalya, carrying 455 passengers of different nationalities, in addition to 197 crew members. This trip is the first influx of a series of tourist cruises to the port of Alexandria, as it is expected that 13 other tourist trips will arrive, one trip per week, during which the tourist delegations are directed to the tourist attractions in both the cities of Alexandria and Cairo before heading to Port Said port to complete the ship’s course. This active movement in restoring marine tourism comes as a culmination of the efforts of the Ministry of Transport under the directives of Lieutenant-General / Kamel Al-Wazir - Minister of Transport - and the interest of Mr. General / Mohamed Al-Sharif - Governor of Alexandria - and his instructions to provide all support and facilitation, as well as the continuous and successful work of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and their interest To support the tourism movement as one of the most important elements of the Port Authority and the national economy. He was received by the cruise ship Blue Sapphire when it docked at the berth of the marine passenger terminal in Alexandria Port. Mr. Rabban/ Tarek Shaheen - Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Port Authority, Mr. General / Gamal Rashad - Undersecretary of the Ministry and Head of the Central Administration for Tourism and Resorts, Mr. Mohamed Saad - Director General of the Regional Authority for Tourism Promotion, and Mr. Abdel Wahab Mohamed - Director General of the Office of the Ministry of Tourism in Alexandria, and Mrs. Amal Al-Argawi - Director of the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion office in Alexandria Port - in addition to a number of leaders of the Port Authority and representatives of the Tourism Promotion Authority and the Alexandria Governorate, where a folkloric performance was prepared for one of the folklore groups when receiving tourists who expressed their great happiness. With a warm welcome and return to being in Egypt and being able to enjoy its ancient tourist attractions. For his part, Captain / Tarek Shaheen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alexandria Port General Authority, was keen to be present and welcome the ship’s crew and tourists, and his Excellency stated that the Alexandria Port Authority has prepared all the necessary equipment for the marine passenger terminal facilities to ensure the ability to deal with the increasing number of tourists who frequent the port, especially And it is expected that the frequency of cruise ships and the number of tourists will increase with the start of the autumn season, which is one of the main seasons for the influx of cruise ships to the port of Alexandria, He stressed that the Port Authority has taken all precautionary measures to comply with the guidelines contained in the port management's plans to confront the COVID-19 crisis, according to the European Maritime Security Agency (EMSA), which the Midcruise Organization concerned with marine tourism advises to take as a main reference when developing ports for plans to resume tourist trips. 30/8/2021

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