MSC Poesia completed its program of winter calls to Marmaris Cruise Port (MCP) on April 13, Easter Monday, and guests were greeted on the pier of the Turkish port by the MCP team carrying baskets of chocolate Easter eggs. MSC Poesia was also in Marmaris on Christmas Day, when passengers were pleasantly surprised by Father Christmas bearing gifts and Christmas cake, making two very special days that have been celebrated with MSC Poesia in Marmaris Cruise Port recently. A total of 12,762 passengers and 5,215 crew have visited Marmaris onboard MSC Poesia during her five port calls this winter.

Marmaris Cruise Port is now expecting another busy summer season, with maiden calls from AIDA Diva, Golden Iris, Club Med 2, Costa Mediterranea, Adriana III and MSC Splendida making up just some of the 90+ cruise ships due to call in 2009.

Didim Cruise Port, managed by MCP, will be pleased to also welcome Club Med 2, as well as Sea Dream 1 and Arion on their maiden calls to Didim, gateway to the ancient world’s “Land of Oracles,” from where guests can visit famous sites such as the ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Didyma and the ancient Ionian cities of Miletus and Priene, not forgetting of course the ancient metropolis of Ephesus and nearby house of the Virgin Mary which are also within easy reach.