Today on December 7, 2019 Marella Dream ship of TUI Thomson arrived in Kusadasi Cruise port.
Marella Dream ship is also known with former names Thomson Dream, Westerdam, Homeric.
The ship has a capacity of roughly 1500 people and 600 crew and she carroes a Maltese flag.
The Marella Dream Cruise mostly functions as a chartered vacation for UK based tour operators where most passangers are from.
The ship started off in Cyprus Limassol on December 4, 2019 and arrived in Kusadasi on the 4th day of the itinerary visiting Alanya in Turkey and The Greek Island of Rhodes.
This is a 7 Night Itinerary on The Mediterranean named as Ancient Kingdoms.
After Kusadasi it is going to visit Israel's Ashdod ending back in Cyprus.
Although it has a weekly schedule arriving Kusadasi more often than other Cruise Lines Marella Dream doesn't have much private shore excursion potential Compared to other Cruise Lines such as Holland America Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises. Still it creates a little job opportunity for a limited number of vendors in Kusadasi, tour guides in Kusadasi and travel transportation companies.
Still it is a nice temperature for sightseeing, and sometimes with clouds in the background Ancient Ruins of Ephesus look more dramatic in pictures.
The contrast between the white and beige Marble and the Dark cloudy skies as a backdrop makes a good combination.
Our hope is that cruisers of the future look more for individual, personal tour and travel services so the wealth would be spread to actual local people rather than one handling company.
Instead of going on tours with bus loads of people, cruisers should be looking rather smaller groups where there is more of the personal touch, that way we believe travelers will make the best out of their limited time at each port and get a better sense of the culture, history and daily life of the country they are in.
Stay tuned for more stories on Cruises stopping at Kusadasi Cruise Port for visiting Ephesus.