Malaga is preparing to welcome the latest sea giant, the cruise ship Symphony of the Seas. The latest addition to Royal Caribbean's fleet, with a capacity of over 6,700 passengers, will be in the city on Tuesday for its international presentation.
The president of the Malaga Convention Bureau, Francisco Querada, has said that the event was “without parallel in the city's history,” as there will over 300 journalists from around the world present and guided tours of the ship.
“It's an excellent opportunity for Malaga as a city, as visitors who come to see the ship will be able to enjoy everything else that our wonderful city has to offer,” he said.
The president of the Malaga port authority, Paulino Plata, was similarly optimistic, saying that “this event is very important for tourism in the city. This event will allow Malaga to gain international attention.”
The organisers have arranged a series of events so that locals can also enjoy the presentation of the new ship, which will arrive in Malaga at 6am and will leave at 10pm during a fireworks display. Attractions include a concert by Mr Proper, family games and a raffle.