Source Logistics Cluster
Theme Sea and Rivers Transport
Countries Cyprus, Lebanon
Document type Other
Publication date 22/08/2006

WFP is providing a Catamaran, the Vittoria, to the humanitarian Community working in Lebanon. The passenger service is available to all UN agencies and OCHA-accredited NGOs, and embassy officials with the proper documentation. Any other requests for travel will be considered on a case-by-case basis

The ferry will sail on Mondays and Fridays as per the following schedule:


Larnaca – Beirut

Beirut – Larnaca

07:30 Passengers arrive at Larnaca Port Passenger Terminal

13:30 Passengers arrive at Beirut Port Passenger Terminal

08:00 Embark


09:00 Departure


14:00 ETA Beirut

20:00ETA Larnaca






NOTE: additional days may be added as needed.

Transit Application Procedures


  1. Prospective passengers should complete the Passenger Request Form included in the paperwork requirements section.
  2.  A set of all required documents should be sent, along with the application form, to the travel agency and copy the WFP travel focal point in the port of embarkation (see key contacts). 


Larnaca Port

Larnanca Port - Passengers

Beirut Port

Paperwork Requirements

  1. Passenger Request Form – The Passenger Request Form is attached at the end of this document. 
  2. Copy of Passport
  3. Letter from Agency – The letter should indicate expected activities in Lebanon as well as verify association/employment with a humanitarian organization.  This is not necessary if the traveler is with a UN agency.
  4. Applicable Visas – If required.
  5. Applicable Security Clearance – For UN personnel.

Bookings have to be made at the following Travel Agents and Focal Points:

Agencies & Key Contacts

Travel Agencies

Travel Agencies

Larnaca, Cyprus

Agency:                                                         Knossos Travel

Focal Point:                                                 Mr. Marios Hadjipanayis & Ms. Daniela Theodotou

eMail:                                                  ;

Office Phone:                                +357 246 64 880

Fax:                                                                +357 246 64 882
                                                        20 Polygirou Street, Office #2 & 3, P.O. Box 42716, 6502 Larnaca –



Beirut, Lebanon

Focal Point:                                                 Rida International Travel and Tourism

Focal Point:                                 Mr. Elie Nammour

eMail:                                                  ;

Office Phone:                                +961 4 718 790

Fax:                                                                +961 4 718 758; +961 4 718 759

Address:                                                        Jal El Dib Highway – Al Arz Center – 4th Floor, P.O. Box 90-1477,


Additional Contacts:  Ms. Nadine El Alam (


WFP – United Nations World Food Program

Larnaca, Cyprus

Focal Point:                                                 Nathalie Butcher, WFP Logistics Officer        

Mobile:                                                          +357 9920 9428



Beirut, Lebanon

Focal Point:                                                 Rima Sawaya, WFP Logistics Officer              

Mobile:                                                          +961 70 908 546