Construction of the new big $3.5m cruise ship terminal in Mombasa is nearing completion. The new terminal is expected to be ready to received large cruise ships right in time for the start of the cruise season in November.
Africa Investor reports that Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and Trade Mark East Africa have funded the project, that is expected to give tourism a boost. Mombasa is expecting more cruise ships to dock at the port once the new passenger terminal is finished. The first ship to arrive in port will be Oceania Cruises’ MS Nautica that will arrive at the port in December, with 700 visitors.
The new passenger terminal will feature an arrival and departure areas for passengers, a lounge for passengers, an immigration office, reception counters for cruise operators, restaurants and souvenir shops.
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