|Getting to Cyprus aboard a Cruise Vessel
Cyprus is a popular destination for cruise vessels sailing in the Mediterranean. Many major cruise lines operate regular services to and from Cyprus including Cunard Lines, Classical Cruises, Euro Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Louis Cruise Lines and Swan Hellenic Cruises. Smaller cruise ships also operate regular routes from nearby mainland and island locations such as Greece, Egypt and Israel.
The main port of call on Cyprus is Limassol Port. All the larger cruise vessels berth here as the port can handle vessels of unlimited LOA. The passenger terminal is compact yet modern. It has all the services you'd expect of an international port and the port staff are always on hand to help.
Larnaka Port to the east of Limassol is a much smaller cruise port. The port accepts small cruise vessels of up to 200m LOA. This restriction means that Larnaka Port is more suited to private cruise vessels and cruise lines that operate day cruise tour vessels around the bay.
Booking a cruise to Cyprus
When booking a cruise to Cyprus, passengers may find that from locations outside of the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus will be just one port of call in a more extensive itinerary that takes in other stops. Cruise passengers can choose to disembark at Cyprus for the period of any excursions offered by the cruise line or they can choose to terminate their cruise at Cyprus.
Visitors who terminate their cruise at Cyprus can book space on a returning cruise vessel leaving from Limassol to suit their timetable. Alternatively, visitors can utilise the island's international air links for their homeward travel.