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 21 Nov 2019

Caption: Namport rolled out the red carpet for the guests as they arrived in Walvis Bay at the early hours of 17 November.


Posted by Donald Matthys

Earlier this week, the Queen Elizabeth passenger vessel, carrying 1915 passengers and 998 crew members came from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and made a 9-hour stop at the Port of Walvis Bay, giving the passengers a chance to disembark the vessel and visit local tourist attractive places in and around Walvis Bay.

The nine year old vessel is sailing under the flag of Bermuda and is heading to the port of Cape Town in South Africa. The amount of passenger liners received at the Namibian Ports Authority have increased significantly seeing 27 liners, 31 liners and 33 liners over the past three financial reporting periods, respectively.

So far the Port has hosted 11 cruise liners in its current financial year and is thrilled to report that the frequency of passenger vessels visits have increased considerably since the commissioning of the dedicated passenger liner in August 2019.

Meanwhile, the Ports Authority looks forward to the arrival of 7 cruise liners during the month of January 2020 amounting to 10,000 visitors during this period.

SOURCE: Namibia Economist