GPH's Malaga and Barcelona welcome Symphony of the Seas

Fireworks for Symphony of the Seas in Malaga Fireworks for Symphony of the Seas in Malaga PHOTO: SBW-Photo

Two ports operated by Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest cruise port operator, welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, on her maiden voyage. 

Malaga Cruise Port and Barcelona Cruise Port Creuers Terminals hosted 228,081gt Symphony of the Seas, delivered to Royal Caribbean International on March 23, 2018.

Malaga Cruise Port was her first port of call on March 27 after leaving the STX France shipyard in St Nazaire. A plaques and keys exchange ceremony took place onboard as the ship was berthed at Levante pier which was open for an entertainment programme that included a prize draw in support of charitable foundation Andrés Olivares, which helps children with cancer and other chronic diseases.

Symphony of the Seas arrived in summer homeport of Barcelona on March 29 for two days from where the ship will sail 33 cruises in the West Mediterranean throughout the season until the end of October.

Symphony is currently sailing with her first passengers on a five-night preview sailing, calling at Naples and Civitavecchia (Rome). The seven-night maiden voyage will sail April 7 from Barcelona.

Beginning November 10, Symphony will operate Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from year-round home, PortMiami, based at Royal Caribbean's futuristic new Terminal A.

 

 

Posted 03 April 2018

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