The leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain, DP World Sokhna, has welcomed the first regular cruise ship, the “Cleo”, since 2011 in Sokhna Port, Invest-Gate reports.

The port is expected to receive weekly cruise ships bringing tourists to Egypt.

“We are honored to welcome the first regular cruise ship to Sokhna port since 2011. This is a unique milestone highlighting our capability to serve cargo and passenger ships alike,” CEO of DP World-Sokhna Ajay Singh has said in a statement.

“We’re expanding our business to introduce cruise ship services to support the tourism sector of the country and its importance to the local economy,” Singh added.

To celebrate the occasion, DP World-Sokhna hosted a welcome event for over 100 tourists on the cruise ship featuring an Egyptian folkloric troupe. The tourists then travelled for a short visit to Cairo to see the pyramids before proceeding with their cruise to Hurghada.