BY YOANA KIMWELE.
The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage, Hon. Peninah Malonza, on Sunday welcomed the crew and passengers aboard the MS Nautica, that docked at the port of Mombasa.
“The over 800 tourists on board who have made Magical Kenya part of their cruise itinerary will have an opportunity to experience the new experiences, products and attractions that has made Kenya a world class tourism destination,” said CS Malonza.
The CS added that with the arrival of the cruise ship, over Ksh 100 million will be injected into the economy through tourism activities including visits to different attractions as well as accommodation.
“Plans are already underway to further enhance the cruise tourism experience with the port of Mombasa being an integral part. We will also continue to improve facilities and services including diversification of excursions that we shall be marketing to cruise passengers on expeditions in the destination,” she added.
MS Nautica is the second cruise ship that Kenya has received in a span of one month, having received MV World Odyssey, with about 1000 tourists towards the end of November this year.