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VIVA Cruises is brings its newest ship, VIVA TIARA, to the comfort of our own homes.

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry has announced that, based on the outcome of the US Government’s 2019 Annual Report on Port State Control; Cyprus is no longer part of the Targeted Flag List of the United States Coastguard (USCG) in relation to the safety performance of flag administrations.

Due to demand from European suppliers, a recent announcement was made indicating the arrival of Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo in Europe.

The cruise industry in the Baltic Sea continues to grow according to the latest Cruise Baltic Market Review.

Cruise Baltic is hailed to be the first cruise network to become completely paperless. The initiative is in line with the ambition for the Baltic Sea to be the most sustainable cruise destination in the world.

Kition Ocean Holdings, an Israeli organisation and Cyprus have recently reached an agreement, submitting a proposal for more than EUR1 billion for the development of the existing marina and port at Larnaca.

The project, according to the International Boat Industry, could be the largest in this type of investment in Cyprus to date.

The Larnaca marina is proposed in having berthing for 650 vessels from 5 m-150 m, as well as traditional dining venues, recreational and green areas, playgrounds, hotels, commercial spaces, luxury villas, and a unique educational and medical centre where students will be able to study and practice hotel management, medical studies and courses related to blue marine economy and services.

It is also proposed that an expansion and modernisation to the port to serve its existing tenants more efficiently as well as becoming a magnate for new companies such as commercial cruises, transport and energy. The joint venture anticipates the creation of 2,500 jobs upon completion.

The proposal was submitted with all the required financial and other collateral required, and the venture said it was ready to begin the project implementation immediately.