Iran’s first cruise ship after the 1979 Islamic Revolution has reportedly completed its maiden voyage and docked in the Persian Gulf resort island of Qeshm, according to Iranian officials.

The ship – which reports said were built in Sweden – carried more than 200 passengers on the 127-kilometre voyage from Kish, Iran’s other main resort island. The trip – that was made overnight –reportedly took around 12 hours.

The nine-storey ship is 176 meters long by 23 meters wide. It has 130 cabins and a total of 417 beds and can carry up to 1,600 passengers. Sunny can also carry 200 vehicles between Qeshm and Kish islands on four- to seven-day cruises, AFP reported.

It features two cinemas, restaurants, a swimming pool and a conference hall, the head of Qeshm’s maritime transport and port affairs, said Pejman Bahrami, the director in charge of port affairs of Qeshm Free Trade Zone.

Here are ISNA’s photos of Sunny’s first voyage:

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.


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