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Gibraltar's Minister for Tourism welcomes Sky Princess

Gibraltar's Minister of Tourism welcomed onboard Sky Princess by Captain Laakonen
Gibraltar’s new Minister for Tourism, Vijay Daryanani, welcomed Sky Princess on its inaugural visit to Gibraltar.

Sky Princess is on its maiden cruise, having been delivered to Princess Cruises by Fincantieri on October 15.

The first cruise, carrying 3,600 passengers and 1,400 crew, began in Athens and ends in Rome on November 3. Over half of the guests are from North America.

Escorted tour of ship

After the traditional exchange of plaques with Captain Heikki Laakonen on the ship’s bridge, Minister Daryanani and Nicky Guerrero, chief executive of the Gibraltar Tourist Board, were given an escorted tour of the ship by hotel general manager Terri Cybuliak.

Minister Daryanani said, ‘The Government is committed to boosting cruise business. I have already made contact with many of the main players in the cruise industry and I’m looking forward to meeting them in person in the near future.’