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Published on : Friday, November 25, 2016
Aqaba, the only coastal city in Jordan and the largest and most populous city on the Gulf of Aqaba, welcomed 3,500 tourists from various European countries when Italian cruise ship MSC Fantasia docked at Aqaba port on Thursday (Nov 24).
MSC Cruises is an Italy founded, Swiss-registered, global cruise line with headquarters in Geneva.
MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately owned cruise company, employing 16,300 people worldwide and having offices in 45 countries as of July 2014.
Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Nasser Shreidah highlighted the importance of cruise ship tourism for Aqaba as well as the archaeological sites near the city.
He added that the tourists will tour the Aqaba city and also visit the ancient city of Petra.