Qatar’s 2023/2024 cruise season concludes in April – The Peninsula

  • Date: 30-Mar-2024
  • Source: The Peninsula
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Qatar’s 2023/2024 cruise season concludes in April – The Peninsula

Doha: Qatar’s 2023/2024 cruise season which commenced last year is reaching its culmination this April as five additional ships are scheduled to dock at Doha’s Grand Cruise Terminal, located at the Old Doha Port.

The most recent arrival at the port was MS Hamburg, which made its maiden call to Qatar on March 10, carrying 263 passengers and 145 crew members. Operated by Plantours Cruises and flying the flag of the Bahamas, MS Hamburg measures 144 metres in length, and 21.5 metres in width, and accommodates 400 passengers along with a crew of 170 members.

Scheduled to dock at the Grand Cruise Terminal on March 31 is MSC Virtuosa, a Meraviglia-Plus-class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. Built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in France, MSC Virtuosa is the second ship in its class and sister ship to MSC Grandiosa.

Following closely on April 1, Seabourn Encore, renowned for its luxury offerings, will grace the terminal. With 300 suites and dimensions of 690 feet in length and 92 feet in width, Seabourn Encore represents the pinnacle of luxury cruising.

Also docking on April 1 is AIDAprima, operated by AIDA Cruises and sailing under the flag of Italy. AIDAprima, measuring 300 metres in