Iran, Oman to launch cruise route within days

September 14, 2016 - 19:11

TEHRAN – Iran and Oman will launch a cruise route between the port cities of Bandar Abbas in Iran and Khasab in Oman from September 22, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

“The scheme will be implemented in line with the goal of widening bilateral cooperation in the areas of economy, trade, politics, and tourism,” the director of Hormozgan Province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department, Mohsen Ziai, said.  

Ziai also expressed hope that the initiative would result in the growth of tourism in the province as well as further business thrive in its handicraft industry.

Earlier in July, another marine route started linking Khasab to Qeshm Island in Iran. It takes passengers one hour and a half of sailing.

The distance between Khasab and Bandar Abbas is approximately 113 km.

An Iranian passenger ship departs from Kish Island in the Persian Gulf in an undated photo.

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