When the boutique cruise ship Seabourn Oviation was the first liner to dock at the new Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Cruise Terminal, GAC was portside to ensure that its call went smoothly.
The red carpet was rolled out for the ultra-luxury liner’s five-hour stopover. More than 540 passengers were greeted by a local Bahriya band and authentic Arabic food, beverages and entertainment against the backdrop of the Jebel Jais mountain range and the city of Ras Al Khaimah, and were offered a range of onshore activities. GAC’s dedicated team at the port took care of the Seabourn Oviation’s inward clearance, berthing and sailing, as well as shore passes, entry and exit processing for her passengers and crew.
The cruise terminal can accommodate vessels up to 210m in length and carrying approximately 1,000 guests. It has been equipped with advanced E-Gate immigration equipment, CCTV and security X-ray machines to ensure efficient embarkation and disembarkation and help guests enjoy a hassle-free experience.
Rajesh Moorjani, GAC Ras Al Khaimah’s General Manager, said: “We are confident Ras Al Khaimah will become an increasingly popular cruise destination as the authorities continue to invest in and develop this sector. The GAC team is ever-ready to provide a memorable experience for our principals and their guests.”
Under its contract with Seabourn Cruise Line and Princess Cruises since the 2017 season, GAC teams in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates also attended to the Seabourn Oviation when it called at Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Khor Fakkan as part of its Middle Eastern tour.