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Oman to receive first cruise ship post Covid travel restrictions

MUSCAT, January 5, 2021

Oman has allowed cruises to resume after a long hiatus following the spread of Covid-19. The sultanate will receive its first cruise this month. said a report citing various sources following the cruise Itineraries.
 
As per the reports, AIDA Cruises have voyages planned around the GCC region, with its Aida Prima to sail on seven-day voyages starting January 29, Oman Daily Observer reported.
 
Aida Prima will be sailing on a voyage that will depart from Dubai and sail to Muscat, where the vessel will remain for two days – January 30 and 31.
 
The ship will be visiting Oman again in February and March besides Salalah in April. Aida Prima is the current flagship for AIDA Cruises.
 
The 3,300 passenger vessel is part of Carnival Corporation. Meanwhile, MSC cruises also listed Salalah as its port of call for MSC Fantasia on April 15, the report said.
 
Oman received 110,000 cruise ship visitors until the end of February 2020. Before the worldwide travel ban due to Covid-19, Oman was expecting 300,000 cruise ship tourists in 2020.



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