The Mein Schiff 2 made her maiden call at Marmaris Cruise Port today. The ship came to Marmaris early this morning with 1,814 passengers and 781 crew onboard.

Marmaris Cruise Port welcomed maiden guests in traditional Turkish style.

The guests were greeted with the music and shows of the Ottoman military marching band, also known as the “janissary band of musicians”. Marmaris Cruise Port kept the traditional style welcome with a complimentary mini Turkish bazaar on the pier. The guests had the chance to walk through the mini bazaar as they disembarked their ship.

The mini Turkish bazaar incorporated many Turkish tastes for the guests to see and try. These included; a baklava stall, traditional Turkish ice-cream and honey doughnuts, Turkish delight and a Turkish coffee stand. Guests were also presented with free souvenirs and gifts on behalf of Marmaris Cruise Port such as, red roses, evil eye beads, bookmarks, magnets and postcards.

The warm Marmaris weather kept guests happy as they enjoyed the various Turkish tastes and the music from the janissary band of musicians. The passengers then had the opportunity to discover Marmaris or go onto excursions of their choices.

The master of Mein Schiff 2 was presented with a commemorative plaque, made of a traditional Turkish tile; a handcrafted ceramic with Ottomon Gallion motives by Marmaris Cruise Port’s General Manager, Sukru Tugay.