Bahrain's cruise season is effectively over following the cancellation of the final cruise ship visit scheduled for next Wednesday, sources said.
The Aida Blu was the only cruise ship visiting Bahrain since the start of the season on Decem
Bahrain's tourism sector is set to miss out on tens of thousands of dollars after one of the world's largest luxury cruise liners cancelled stops at the kingdom’s ports today (February 8) and next Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for cruis
Luxury cruise liner Aida Blu will not dock in Bahrain tomorrow (February 8), sources said, adding the German based company had chosen to stay away “at least for this week”, as a result of continuing street violence.
A decision about whethe
More than 13,000 tourists have visited Bahrain as part of the cruise tourism season, according to officials.
The figures emerged as the kingdom welcomed the fourth of 15 cruise ships that will dock at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP).
One of the world's largest cruise ships is set to make the first of its 14 visits to Bahrain on December 14, ending months of speculation about whether the cruise tourism industry would take off after being suspended following the unrest.
Bahrain's economy is set to receive a major boost from cruise tourism as around 32,000 tourists are expected to visit throughout the season, which being next month and runs until March.
One of the world's largest cruise ships, the Aida Blu