Cruise Lines Set to be Lured Back to Bahrain

Press Release
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Royal Caribbean and Costa Cruise Lines are said to be considering reopening routes to the island nation of Bahrain

In an effort to spur the tourism market, the government of Bahrain set numerous new policies to make it even more desirable to add Bahrain again as a destination, including reducing port fees.

Bahrain's tourism marketing and promotion acting director, Mohammed Al Subaie, of the Ministry of Tourism states that the cruise lines are considering retuning ships to Bahrain based on the progress and stabilization made in the previous months.

The cruise lines postponed service to Bahrain last year due to political unrest, but with a conscious government effort towards reconciliation, tourism has steadily increased.

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