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Marmaris' surprise call from Costa Concordia 16/1/2009

Turkey’s Marmaris Cruise Port had an unexpected call yesterday from Costa Concordia at its 305mtr long berth. Due to adverse weather conditions, the ship was unable to dock in Rhodes and therefore diverted to nearby Marmaris.

‘Marmaris receives such surprise calls every year from winter cruise ships in the area, owing to its naturally sheltered harbour with lack of obstacles, (such as break waves or other nearby coastal developments), around the piers, making it easy to berth here even in bad weather,’ reports Amanda Çetin, the destination’s marketing manager.

This maiden call follows 11 first-time visits recorded in 2008 including three MSC Cruises ships, The World, Carnival Splendor and Carnival Freedom. MSC Poesia made her maiden call to Marmaris in early December and returned again on Christmas Day.

Costa Concordia's master was presented with a hand-painted, traditional Turkish ceramic plate to mark the inaugural visit.

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