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The largest cruise ship to date will arrive at Maó's Port in April

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Maó, 13/04/2016

Maó's Port will receive the next 25th of April the largest cruise ship to date in Minorca, the MSC Armonia, of 276 metres of length, which transports almost 2.000 passengers. Thus, the news received by the managers of the Balearic Islands' Port Authority (APB) at the international fair of cruise ships, Seatrade Global, in Florida, has been confirmed.
 
The arrival of such a long ship has been possible thanks to the improvement works of the port conducted by the APB, which include the elimination of the ro-ro ramp of the Cruise Dock (before the Passengers Dock) and the dredging done in 2014. 
 
Besides, in order to guarantee the security of the port and the manoeuvrability of the ship, tests have been done with a simulator at the Centro de Seguridad Marítima Integral Jovellanos of Gijón, in which the captain of the MSC Armonia himself has participated. 
 
For all these reasons the berthing of this large ship has been approved by the pilots of Maó's port and the Maritime Authority. The ship's arrival is scheduled for 7 a.m. and its departure will be at 3 p.m.
 
According to forecasts, the MSC Armonia will visit Minorca in 11 occasions, so this ship will bring to the island more than 21.000 people throughout the cruise season. 
 
 

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