MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Libya Expeditions, Libya’s leading tour operator and travel adventure specialist, sets sail this morning at Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami 2010, the cruise industry’s leading event.


WHEN: MARCH 16 – 18, 2010. HOURS: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.


Cruise Shipping Miami, the world’s largest annual cruise convention, attracts over 10,000 visitors annually including 1,702 cruise line buyers from over 119 countries.

Long a crossroads of ancient civilizations, Libya is an incredible land of majestic classical ruins and awe-inspiring desert landscapes and is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Roman ruins of Leptis Magna and Sabratha; the Hellenic ruins of Cyrene; the desert town of Ghadames; and the Rock-Art Sites of the Tadrart Akakus.

“We are excited to be a first time exhibitor at Cruise Shipping Miami and promote Libya as a Mediterranean cruise destination,” says Ryad Sunusi, Founder and CEO of Libya Expeditions.

“Cruise lines with Mediterranean itineraries are eager to call on Libyan ports and offer passengers an opportunity to savor the magnificent cultural heritage Libya has to offer – the cosmopolitan and historic twin capitals of Tripoli and Benghazi, amazingly preserved Roman and Greek ruins, World War Two battle sites, and exotic Saharan towns.”

According to official figures released by the Libyan Ministry of Tourism, 36 cruise vessels visited and 12,218 passengers disembarked in Libya in 2009.

Popular Libyan ports of call, usually found on 10- to 16-day Mediterranean cruises, are Tripoli and Benghazi. Most shore excursions target the Roman Cities of Leptis Magna and Sabratha, Greek Cyrene and Apollonia, and the World War Two cemeteries at Tobruk.

Libya Expeditions, whose Cruise Services division is a key Destination Management partner to Mediterranean cruise lines calling on Libyan ports, is a recognized market leader in Libya Cruise Services, Ground Operations, and Tour Operations for cruise vessels. Services are offered at every major Libyan port of call by dedicated Cruise Specialists.

About Libya Expeditions LLC:

Libya Expeditions is a full-service Libya tour operator that provides comprehensive Libya travel services, focusing on escorted Libya cultural, archaeological, and desert adventure tours and holidays; and has rapidly become the leading operator of escorted tours to Libya. Libya Expeditions is committed to promoting responsible tourism – supporting the local Libyan economy whilst retaining respect for traditional customs and way of life.

For more information on our Libya tour packages and itineraries, and to make a reservation, please visit .

News Source: Libya Expeditions LLC

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