The construction of Kenya's Sh350 million cruise ship terminal at Port of Mombasa is due to be completed in August 2019.
According to Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, the completion of the cruise terminal will be in time for the industry's season in November. The completion of the contemporary facility is expected to give cruise tourism a huge boost as more ships dock at the port.
Balala added Kenya was "increasingly becoming attractive to cruise ships," revealing that Oceania Nautica will arrive at Port of Mombasa on December 24, with around 700 travelers.
The terminal is being built with Sh100 million from TradeMark East Africa and Sh250 million funding from KPA.
The country has been eyeing cruise industry growth after the segment improved in the last couple of years with thousands of passengers arriving in Kenya by sea.
When completed, the new cruise terminal will feature the arrival and departure areas for guests. The facility will have a lounge, an immigration office, reception counters, restaurants, and shops.