Vaccinated travellers could be cruising around the Mediterranean this summer as cruise liner Royal Caribbean has said it will run cruises for fully vaccinated travellers from July around Cyprus and Greece.
The “Jewel of the Seas” will take passengers from Limassol in Cyprus (which will act as a new homeport) to Athens in Greece as well as the Greek islands of Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos and Santorini.
It will begin sailing seven-night cruises from July 10 and bookings for the voyages can be made from April 7.
“We are delighted that Royal Caribbean will call Limassol its homeport for the first time ever,” deputy minister of tourism for Cyprus, Savvas Perdios said in a statement on Thursday.
“This has been an ambition of ours for many years, and we are thrilled that, finally, this dream has come to fruition. We have every confidence that Royal Caribbean’s presence in Limassol will be beneficial to Cyprus and, similarly, we are very confident that as a homeport and as a country, Cyprus will live up to the expectations of Royal Caribbean and its guests.”