More Passengers Arrive in Mombasa Aboard Cruise Ship

By ,   December 12, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Cruise industry got a boost this weekend when a luxury ship arrived in Mombasa with 991 passengers and crew onboard.

MS Nautica, operated by Oceania Cruises, docked at port of Mombasa at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday from Seychelles with 591 passengers and 400 crew.


The vessel came barely a week after another cruise ship, MS Silver Cloud, brought in 216 tourists and 222 crew.

MS Nautica brings the number of cruise ships which arrived in Mombasa in 2016 to four while more than 2,000 tourists and crew have visited the country.

In 2015, the country attracted more than 3,000 cruise tourists compared with 900 tourists in 2014.

The tourists were supposed to depart for Zanzibar on Saturday evening after winding up their tours to national parks and excursions in Mombasa Town.