Norwegian Gateway, docked in the morning hours of November 17th at the Port of Heraklion.
She was 110th cruise ship that called our port during the 2021 cruise season.
Norwegian Getaway (built in 2015, with an overall length of 325.70 meters and a 4,600 passenger capacity), called for the first time the Port of Heraklion, en route from Limassol, carrying 1,721 passengers and 1,570 crew onboard.
The CEO of Heraklion Port Authority Mr. Minas Papadakis paid a ceremonial visit during the ship’s stay in Heraklion; he was welcomed onboard by the Greek master of the vessel Cpt. Konstantinos Gokas.
Mr. Minas Papadakis, exchanged with Captain Gokas the traditional commemorative plaques, stating:
“We are really excited to welcome in our port another Norwegian Cruise Lines vessel, this time Norwegian Gateway, that follows Norwegian Jade’ 18 consecutive calls during the 2021 cruise season.
Norwegian Cruise Lines is considered being one of the pioneers in the cruise industry. We have worked closely with the NCL team to ensure the safe cruise resumption for travelers and crew and we are delighted to finally celebrate together, the come back of the cruise industry and especially NCL in the area.
The continuous selection of Heraklion by Norwegian Cruise Lines confirms that our port is not only one of the most popular cruise ports in the East Med, but also one of the safest tourism destinations for travelers.
Our continuous efforts for improving and upgrading our port services, is considered by cruise industry leaders the best proof that Heraklion will continue being an important cruise destination in the near future, offering cruise ship visitors a complete, experiential, personalized travel experience”.