Deutschland Cruise ship arrived at Aden [Archives:2005/897/Local News]

November 24 2005

ADEN – Nov. 19 – German cruise ship 'Deutschland' arrived at Aden port last friday carrying 489 tourists from different nationalities. Deutschland is the first cruise ship to visit Aden during the last decade. The Gulf Agency Company has successfully arranged for the visit, Mr. Hisham Al-Saqqaf, General Manager of the company and agents of the ship said: 'The German vessel reached Hodieda on the 17th of this month from Egypt. 123 of its passengers departed in Hodieda with a tourism program to visit Hodieda, Sana'a, Taiz and finally join the ship in Aden.

He added that 250 tourists who came to Aden spent eight hours touring the town, its markets and the coasts, the tourists expressed their admiration for the Yemeni beautiful nature and its ancient monuments that date back to thousands of years. They said that they were surprised to find Aden to be a developed civilized place with warm sandy beaches.

Mr. Al-Saqqaf praised the cooperative spirit at Aden and Hodieda ports. This had a good effect on the morale of the tourists and the crew of the ship. He confirmed that their company is cooperating with the ministry of tourism to promote Yemen as a tourism distention especially in the European continent.