Cruise ship arrives in Mombasa with 648 tourists

Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

The tourism industry got a major boost during the festive season after a cruise ship arrived in Mombasa carrying 648 tourists.

 

The MS Nautica arrived from the Seychelles with 400 crew on board and docked at the port last week.

 

The vessel is operated by Ocenia Cruises.

 

At least 85 tourists who arrived on the cruise went to Moi International Airport to connect to Amboseli National Park, which is among best holiday destinations in the world.

 

“Another 170 will tour Mombasa city where some go to Bombolulu Cultural Centre and other to Haller Park. We will also have another 120 visiting historical sites within the county,” said Kenya Port Authority corporate affairs officer Hajj Masemo.

 

Mr. Masemo said that the vessel would later leave for Zanzibar.

 

“The vessel will further go to South Africa but will return in Mombasa on February 3, we are expecting two more cruise vessels in our region,” said Mr. Masemo.

 

The government plans to build a cruise passenger terminal at the port.

 

The facility is expected to be completed in August and would ne officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

 

He said that the port also expects to receive one of the biggest cruise ships, Queen Mary 2, in about two to three years.

 

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 08 imexamerica 2019
  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 16 global-hotels-resorts 2019
  • 16 TTF 2019
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 thincindonesia 2019
  • 18 Africa Hotel & Resort 2019
  • 18 chinatravelnews2019
  • 18 MILT 2019
  • 19 China Hotel 19
  • 19 itehcmc 19
  • 19 uzakrota London 2019
  • 20 sahic 2019
  • 20 uzakrota Istanbul 2019
  • 21 TheHotelShowSaudiArabia 2019
  • 22 Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019
  • 22 iitm 2020
  • 22 TTME 2019
  • 23 PTM 2019
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. MICE INDIA AND LUXURY TRAVEL CONGRESS 2019

      July 23 - July 24
    2. FOOD & HOTEL INDONESIA 2019

      July 24 - July 27
    3. IITM Bangalore

      August 2 - August 4
    4. IITM CHENNAI

      August 9 - August 11
    5. ibtm CHINA

      August 28 - August 29
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com