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GAC welcomes Seabourn Ovation on first call at Ras Al Khaimah’s new terminal

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L-R: Captain Andrew Peddar, Master of MV Seabourn Oviation, presents a plaque to Rajesh Moorjani, General Manager of GAC Ras Al Khaimah (middle) and Sathik Ali, Shipping Manager of GAC Ras Al Khaimah (right) during the vessel’s call
Seabourn Oviation is the first cruise ship to berth at the new Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Cruise Terminal.

More than 540 passengers were greeted by a local Bahriya band and authentic Arabic food, beverages and entertainment against the backdrop of the Jebel Jais mountain range and the city of Ras Al Khaimah.

GAC took care of Seabourn Oviation’s inward clearance, berthing as well as shore passes, entry and exit processing for her passengers and crew.

State-of-the-art immigration E-Gate equipment

The cruise terminal can accommodate vessels up to 210mtr in length and carrying approximately 1,000 guests. It has state-of-the-art immigration E-Gate equipment, CCTV and security X-Ray machines for efficient embarkation and disembarkation and to ensure that guests enjoy a hassle-free experience.

‘We’re really pleased to be a part of this historic visit in a very unique part of the UAE,’ said Timothy Littley, senior director of Itinerary Planning for Seabourn. ‘The reception we received has been incredibly enthusiastic and the feedback from our guests after the port call was quite positive. We’re grateful to our local hosts for their highly supportive approach in working with our team.’

Rajesh Moorjani, GAC Ras Al Khaimah’s gm, thanked the local authorities, the vessel’s management and everyone who contributed to the success of the first cruise call to the new Cruise Terminal: ‘We are confident Ras Al Khaimah will become an increasingly popular cruise destination as the authorities continue to invest in and develop this sector’

Under its contract with Seabourn Cruise Line and Princess Cruises since the 2017 season, GAC teams in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates also attended to the Seabourn Oviation when she called at Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Khor Fakkan as part of her Middle Eastern tour.

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