The stop in Saudi Arabia is part of a 150-day worldwide itinerary
The Private Investment Fund-owned Cruise Saudi has welcomed MS Amadea, carrying more than 400 passengers on its first stop in Saudi Arabia.
During its maiden call to Jeddah, a plaque and key exchange ceremony was held with the Cruise Saudi team and the captain of MS Amadea.
After Jeddah, the ship travelled further along the Red Sea to Hurghada, Egypt, before continuing to Nice, France where the sailing concluded.
Commenting on MS Amadea’s visit, Cruise Saudi director, Port, Terminal & Asset Operations, Serafin Blazquez said: “Relationships with global cruise liners, travel agents and tour operators are hugely important to our strategy in growing Saudi as a tourism destination, and we’re thrilled to have partnered with MS Amadea in welcoming new travellers to experience all that Saudi has to offer.”
MS Amadea Captain Martin Rittig added: “It was a pleasure to visit Saudi for the first time. We received excellent feedback from our passengers and were particularly impressed by the enthusiasm shown by all parties."
Rittig added: "During the traditional plaque exchange ceremony, you could really feel the passion and motivation from the team. Based on this first experience, we are really looking forward to coming back and to watching Saudi grow as a cruise destination.”
Launched in 2021, Cruise Saudi was created to develop the infrastructure and services required to scale a full-suite cruise market in Saudi Arabia.
For more information, visit www.cruisesaudi.com