Last Saturday morning Gibraltar welcomed the latest inaugural call by a cruise ship when the TUI Discovery 2 sailed into port.
Built in 1995 she was operated by Royal Caribbean as the Legend of the Seas until sold in 2016 to Thomson Cruises. The ship is a Visions Class cruise ship with of 69,472 tonnes, a length of 264 metres, a guest capacity of approx. 1832 passengers and a crew of 771.
TUI Discovery 2, like sister ship TUI Discovery that visited Gibraltar over the weekend, offers inclusive packages, which include drinks, meals in a selection of restaurants and most on-board activities.
As with other inaugurals there was a welcome ceremony and exchange of plaques between the ship’s captain and representatives from the Gibraltar Tourist Board, Gibraltar Port Authority and local shipping agent Incargo.
Minister for Tourism Gilbert Licudi QC said, “As one of the largest tourism groups in Europe it is always great to welcome ships from the TUI fleet and in particular TUI discovery 2 on her first call. It is encouraging to see the major cruise lines continuing to show their commitment to our unique product and our attributes as one of the most popular cruise ports in the Mediterranean.”