A tourist cruise ship has entered waters of Kish Island in southern Iran for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The cruise liner dubbed ‘Sunny’, which is equipped with recreational facilities, entered Kish Island water in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday evening.
‘Sunny’ is designed to render services to tourists and develope marine tourism on Iran’s Kish Island.
The ocean-going passenger vessel has been employed for safe trips inside the country as well as transporting passengers from Kish island to the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm and other ports of call, including the southern port of Bandar Abbas.
The seven-storey ship, which is 176 meters long and 23 meters wide, has 130 rooms and 417 beds – ideally designed for four to seven day trips.
Kish and Qeshm Islands enjoy a free-trade zone status, which together hosts a large number of tourists from homeland and other countries each year.
Iran has long been rated among one of the most touristic countries in the world. Recently, the country has witnessed a noteworthy rise in demand among tourists.
By 2025, Iran is expected to attract some 20 million foreign tourists. Kish Island, with its numerous tourist attractions, will largely contribute to the attainment of this goal.