Yesterday, three hundred passengers boarded the ship ‘Jade’, that will be making eleven stopovers in Malaga with the start and end of a cruise towards the Canary Islands.
Norwegian join the companies that operate in Malaga port
as a base or stopover to pick up or drop off passengers. This shipping company, one of the largest of the sector, inaugurated yesterday in Malaga by boarding three hundred passengers on the ship named ‘Jade’, that begins a cruise from the Costa del Sol’s capital city to the Canary Islands. The company has planned for this ship, that was remodelled this year despite its youth -built in 2006-, to make a total of eleven stopovers, adding passengers to the ship that departs Barcelona. Specifically, this cruise will dock in Malaga in 2012 on the 2nd, 11th, 20th and 29th of January, as well as the 7th, 16th and 25th of February, and the 5th, 14th and 23rd of March. The last chance to board the ship in Malaga will be on the following 1st of April.
Alex Busquet, sales consultant at Norwegian in Spain, assured that there has been a big response on behalf of the cruise passengers regarding the operation that has just been inaugurated in Malaga, for which they have already reserved over a hundred cabins and in which both national and international passengers travel on board due to the numerous air connections that Malaga offers. Furthermore, he stated that the company has planned a discounts campaign and reward travellers over 55 years old with special offers.
The strategy to place this ship with a stopover in Malaga for embarkation and disembarkation of passengers is only the first step. Busquet assured that the decision of the cruise ship Spirit to repeat this experience next summer is still in the air.
Meanwhile, the passengers will be able to sail across the ocean with Norwegian on board the ‘Jade’, a ship with a capacity for 2.402 passengers in its 1.201 cabins. It’s a 93.558 ton cruise ship, with fifteen decks and 294 metres long and 32 metres of beam.
The client is as varied as the offer. The ship has 32 different categories of cabins, including ‘The Haven’ class, which has 15 suites and two big 438 m2 villas, each one with three bedrooms, all of them with access to an exclusive area with a swimming pool, a jacuzzi and a gym. The passengers in this high class category also have a butler and a concierge.
The shipping company has great expectations for the Spanish market and is immerse in an expansion plan in Europe, to which they’ll be contributing with the service commencement of two large ships in 2013 and 2014.