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The largest Mediterranean cruise again Wednesday in Cartagena (24/09/2013)

The Independence of the Seas, with 4,370 passengers aboard, will stop in the city for the second time, being the fifth vessel, of a total of seven, whose stop coincides with the celebration of the Festival of Carthaginians and Romans

This Wednesday, August 25 will arrive at eight o'clock in the Port of Cartagena a new cruise, the Independece of the Seas, the Royal Caribbean Cruises, and with 4,370 passengers on board. This is the thirteenth ship of the month September, and the fifth, a total of seven, which dock in the city to coincide with the celebration of the Festival of Carthaginians and Romans.

The Independence of the Seas will call for the second time this year, the first was in June, and is the largest cruise ship makes the Mediterranean route.

The cruise will not only have the opportunity to delve into the cultural heritage of Cartagena, or to taste typical dishes, but also, as stated by the Councillor for Tourism, Palazón Carolina, enjoying a city decked out in their best costumes, so which in turn helps to promote the city.

2013 Over 120 cruise ships pass through Cartagena, or what is the same, more than 100,000 passengers will visit the city, which is a very important step for the city, in the words of Palazón, who emphasized the joint work of the Department of Tourism and the Port Authority and promotional campaigns in major exhibitions, not only in Fitur, but also London, Berlin or Hamburg.

Furthermore, on the occasion of the celebration on Friday September 27 World Tourism Day, the mayor has called on citizens to participate in the free city tour in which he will highlight the historical importance that has been and is water in Cartagena.

Organized by the Department of Tourism, the number of seats is 40, starting this guided tour at 10.30 am from the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology (ARQUA) and running through areas as emblematic as the Neighborhood of the Roman Forum or the Castillo de la Concepción.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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