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Saudi Arabia’s first cruise sets sail on August 27

Published 26 Aug,2020 via Asharq Alawsat (English Edition) - The first cruise in Saudi Arabia will set sail Thursday from the Red Sea and will pass through several cities, as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to highlight the tourism and heritage locations.

The ship, Silver Spirit, departs from King Abdullah port and provides entertainment services onboard, including eight luxurious suites, eight restaurants, gyms, swimming pools, and a video games area.

Earlier this week, the cruise ship arrived at Dhiba seaport for refueling and completing the procedures for taking part in the tourist program related to the voyages of the local tourist ships.

It will sail across the coast passing through Raes al-Bayda and Sandalla island in Neom

The prices of the trips range between $1990 and $2790 providing passengers with a variety of packages. They will enjoy the quiet beaches of the city and its high-end resorts offering the luxury of a five-star category, in addition to many entertainment activities and restaurants.

A number of activities and live music shows will be held in Raes al-Bayda with a variety of restaurants offering delicious food of all international cuisines.

In addition, visitors will be able to explore the beaches and dive into the deep sea while staying at their private cabins overlooking the sea, to enjoy the utmost privacy.

In Sandalla, tourists will find themselves in front of stunning views on one of the most beautiful islands in the region while staying in royal cabins dedicated to providing visitors with the highest level of luxury.

The island will also host live music performances provided by local and international talents as well as various delicacies from Michelin-starred restaurants.

The cruise ship market value exceeded $150 billion in 2019, but it saw a drop due to the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic after many trips were canceled to prevent the outbreak of the disease.

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