Cruise ship TUI Mein Schiff 5 has visited Doha Port for the second time this season, carrying around 3,500 passengers, Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has announced.
The German vessel had previously docked at Doha Port on November 22, making it the first mega ship of Qatarâ€™s 2017/2018 cruise season.
Mein Schiff 5 measures 293m in length and rises 15 decks high.
Other cruise ships that have arrived in Doha since the launch of the season on October 26 are Seabourn Encore, Azamara Journey and Crystal Symphony.
A total of 21 cruise ships are expected to arrive at Doha Port this season, which runs until April 2018, according to an earlier statement by Mwani Qatar.
The 2017/18 cruise schedule, which is available on Mwani Qatarâ€™s Twitter page, shows that Mein Schiff 5 is expected to arrive in Doha six more times during the season, including once more towards the end of this month.
Mein Schiff 5 is not the only mega cruise ship to carry thousands of passengers to Doha. Italian mega ship MSC Splendida, which carries 3,900 passengers, is also scheduled to make six calls to Doha Port this season, Gulf Times had reported earlier.
Doha Port is set to receive a â€œrecord number of touristsâ€, Mwani Qatar recently said.
From 4,000 passengers in 2015, the port is expected to receive 60,000 tourists this year, and the goal is to reach 500,000 passengers by 2022, it stressed.
Source: Gulf Times