Amera, the first cruise ship to make a call at a Tunisian port since 2015, arrived on Thursday in Tunis with 1,090 passengers.
According to the port of La Goulette, this is the first cruise ship moored on Tunisian shores since the 2015 terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, in which 22 tourists were killed.
“This cruise ship came from Malta and resumed its journey to Italy later,” said Tunisian Minister of Tourism and Handicraft Rene Trabelsi, who was welcoming the tourists when they arrived at the wharf.
“The anchoring of the Amera ship in the port of La Goulette is the beginning of the revival of cruise tourism in Tunisia,” the minister noted.
Trabelsi stressed that the ministry would seek to attract cruise tourism to other Tunisian areas.
Wissem Bouchnak, the financial director of the port, estimated that Tunisia will host no less than 10 cruise ships in 2020, with the number expected to increase further in 2021.