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International cruise ships to visit Incheon port next year

All News 13:05 October 04, 2021

INCHEON, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) -- Incheon Port Authority, a South Korean port operator, said Monday international cruise ships are set to arrive at Incheon port next year, more than two years after a ban on cruise ships' entry.

The South Korean government imposed an entry ban on luxury liners in February 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus after reports that 130 confirmed cases were found on a cruise ship quarantined off the Japanese coast near Yokohama.

Incheon Port Authority said three international cruise ships are scheduled to stop at Incheon Port, about 40 kilometers west of Seoul, next year.

MS Artania will be coming into the port in March and Hanseatic Inspiration in May, with MS Regatta slated to anchor in the port in October.

In particular, Hanseatic Inspiration plans to use Incheon Port as its home port, which means passengers of the cruise ship will start their local travel after entering South Korea via Incheon International Airport.

Since February 2020, no international cruise ships have arrived in the country's ports.

This photo, provided by Incheon Port Authority on Oct. 4, 2021, shows Hanseatic Inspiration, a cruise ship scheduled to arrive in Incheon Port, about 40 kilometers west of Seoul, in May 2022. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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