South African Ports are all set to dock 20 cruise liners over next six months

  • October 28, 2016

Cruise vessels Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and at least 20 others are all settled to dock at South Africa’s ports in next six months.

The first cruise liner to dock will be the MSC Sinfonia, which is expected in Durban on Saturday, triggering country’s six month cruise season said Transnet National Ports Authority spokeswoman Lunga Ngcobo.

As per Ngcobo’s statement, most popular of the ships to head up the country’s annual cruise season is MSC Sinfonia

Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth will dock in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. These are the two largest ships with their distinction belonging to the Cunard lines.

Ngcobo said that passenger facilities had been improved and that TNPA had improved its processes at Durban’s port to ensure quicker and improved embarkation of passengers.

“The Port of Durban is set to award its tender for the development a new passenger terminal by February 2017,” she added.

(Source: African News Agency)

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