Kotor – Super luxurious ship “Orchestra” of the renowned Italian company “MSC” docked in yesterday in Kotor on its first cruising travel over the Mediterranean with 2.500 passengers and almost 1.000 crewmembers.
Tourists from “Orchestra” which with its height of 60 meters has overshadowed the hill Vrmac, crowded yesterday Kotor’s Old town.
Docking in of “Orchstra” in the bay. In early morning hours, was seen with a thrill by many people from Kotor.
In Kotor harbor, in the presence of heads of that institution, Municipality and Tourist organization a reception for guests was organized with the City music and majorettes of “Fiesta”.
As a welcome sing from city Riva they have flew into the sky blue and white balloons which symbolize the colors of the Italian company. Later a tour on the ship and a cocktail were organized.
It is a newly built ship of the company “MSC” which 15 days ago went out from the shipbuilding yard. It is 32 meters wide, 293 meters long, and it has 92.400 tones.
It has 1.275 luxurious cabins, and 17 decks, and each of them carries the name of some musical instrument. The ship can receive about 3.000 passengers.
Some of the additional contents which the ship has are pools, jakuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, wellness center, restaurants, pizzeria, and a shop, Internet café, solarium, health center, discothèque, night bars, tennis terrains and terrains for mini golf, jogging tracks, and fitness center as well as the theater with 1.250 seats.
Not hiding his enthusiasm captain Ferdinand Conti called bay of Boka Kotoroska a “real paradise”.
– We have been sailing in for an hour an a half, and even though it was pretty early, we were awaking the passengers so that they could enjoy in the beauty. I hope that we will come again because the company is constantly finding new destinations, which it includes in its schedules of cruising – said Conti.
“Orchestra”came to Belgrade through an authorized agent of Kotor firm “Balloon” whose owner is Zeljko Bojanic.
Through them, two months ago another ship of the company “MSC” – “Armony” stayed in Kotor two months ago, and for October they have announced the arrival of “Opera”
Director of tourist organization Zoran Zivkovic said that we shoul get more fouced on thus type of tourist arrivals. The ship sailed for Venice at 14 h.
LUCIC: THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHIP IS OUT OF SENSE
The arrival of “Orchestra” has brought into center of attention yesterday in Kotor the talk about the construction of the bridge at the entrance in bay of Boka Kotorska for which the majority of citizens say that they are against it.
In that case the sailing ships such as “Orchestra” could not sail in in the bay.
The members of the Board of directors of Kotor harbor Lucic and Nikola Bukilica said yesterday that such an idea is outrageous.
– The planned height of the bridge is 54 to 57 meters, and this ship is 60 meters high. So this ship, and many other ships could no longer sail in into the bay – they said.
Lucic said that the construction of the bridge is “out of sense”, and that that bay would turn into a pond. He said who could, in one day, bring 3.000 passengers to Kotor.
HOSTS ARE VERY SATISFIED
Roberta Ikovic from the firm “Balloon” said that they are very pleased that they have managed to bring a super luxurious ship of the one of the most recognized traveling companies, and that a five year old work stands behind that.
– Our goal is to turn Kotor into a permanent destination for luxurious traveling ships. The negotiations about having the ships of “MSC” coming into our town once a week during the 2009 are in progress – said Ikovic.