Tourism off to a good start as cruise ship docks in Mombasa
Cruise tourism has started the year with a bang after a luxury ship arrived at the port of Mombasa Thursday with 971
passengers and crew. The MS NAUTICA, run by US-based shipping company Oceania Cruises, arrived in Mombasa from
Zanzibar with 576 tourists and 395 crew members. The visitors were expected to depart later in the evening for Mahe,
Seychelles. In November 2017, MS NAUTICA brought to Mombasa more than 1,000 passengers and crew while MS SILVER
SPIRIT came with more than 800 A majority of the holidaymakers were from the United States and the United Kingdom, while
others were from Germany, Australia, France, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and South Africa. Upon arrival,
some tourists flew to the Amboseli National Park for game drives while others remained on Mombasa Island for sight-seeing.
American holidaymaker Daniel Dole and his wife Yvette said they were overjoyed after arriving in Kenya for the first time. They
said they were heading to Amboseli to see lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards and buffaloes. “For years, we had planned to
visit this beautiful country which is world-famous for safari. We can’t wait to get to Amboseli to view wildlife in its natural
habitat,” said the tourists Source : Daily Nation
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