Two ports operated by Global Ports Holding PLC (GPH) recently welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, on her maiden voyage.
Malaga Cruise Port and Barcelona Cruise Port Creuers Terminals both hosted the 25th ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet which can accommodate more than 5,500 passengers.
Malaga Cruise Port was the ship’s first port of call on 27 March after leaving the STX France shipyard. A plaque and key exchange ceremony took place onboard while the Levante pier hosted an entertainment programme including a draw in support of charitable foundation Andres Olivares, which helps children with cancer and other diseases.
Symphony of the Seas arrived in Barcelona on 29 March for two days. The ship will stay in the Mediterranean throughout the season and will call at her home port of Barcelona 33 times before the end of October.
The Oasis Class Symphony of the Seas is 228,081 gross registered tonnes, measures 238 feet tall and spans 1,188 feet long. She will welcome 5,518 guests at double occupancy in 2,759 staterooms, including 28 additional balcony rooms that overlook the ocean or signature Boardwalk neighbourhood. The ship also features the tallest slide at sea with the Ultimate Abyss and countless adventures for guests of all ages.