Cruise Ships Avoid Kenya
Despite fall in piracy, cruise lines avoid risk.
Cruise Ships Avoid Kenya Even as High Season Unfolds
By Martin Mwita
Kenya is yet to receive a single cruise ship this year as the country’s tourism sector continues to bear the brunt of insecurity, recording an 18.4 per cent drop this year.
The country is missing out on the niche market that has been a major boost for the Coast region and game parks.
According to Kenya Tourism Board 2014/15 data, the last cruise docked in Kenya last year. MV Hamburg was the only cruise vessel in 2014 that called at the port of Mombasa on February 10, with 362 passengers.
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