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 15 Oct 2019

MS Albatros cruise ship


The MS Albatros Passenger Vessel to call the Port of Walvis Bay on 18 October 2019  

As the year draws to a close, holiday makers across the globe have commenced with their traveling plans to enjoy some much needed time off. Over the next 3 months, starting from Friday, 18 October 2019, the City of Walvis Bay will once again open its doors to tourists from all corners of the world.

On Friday, 18 October 2019 the MS Albatros will be docked at the Port of Walvis Bay, until Saturday evening. The vessel, which departed Germany on 27 September 2019, is the first passenger vessel to call at the Port of Walvis Bay since late April this year and opens up the pathway for six more passenger vessels; the Voyager, the Boudicca, the Bremen, the Katharine, the Queen Elizabeth, the Aidamira, as well as the MS Albatros which will return to the shores of Namibia before end of 2019.

The MS Albatros which has 8 passenger decks and a total of 420 cabins, is one of the smaller-sized World Cruise ships operating once a year on an “around the World” itinerary to ports in Asia, Africa and Australia.

The Port Authority is excited, and surely geared up, to receive 17 passenger vessels in the first quarter of 2020.  

The docking of passenger vessels are not only beneficial to Namport as the receiving entity, but also to the Town of Walvis Bay and more so to the Namibian economy as the successful hosting of international visitors is depended on the teamwork from all local stakeholders who receive the guests. The local stakeholders range from the transport sector, tourist attraction facilities, handcraft vendors as well as local shopping malls within the town of Walvis Bay.

SOURCE: Namport