The Namibian Ports Authority is proud to host five cruise passenger liners during January 2019. This will be the first time in the history of the port that three passenger vessels will be alongside simultaneously. The first vessel, Aida Aura expected date of arrival the 15th January 2019 and the MSC Musica, Nautica and Queen Elizabeth to call the port the following day.
‘The Port of Walvis Bay looks forward to hosting the cruise liners due for arrival next week and we have geared up our security and transport resources during this time to ensure a smooth flow of movement for 7,000 passengers moving in and out of the port. The town of Walvis Bay has an opportunity to showcase the beauty of our natural assets and hospitality. The town will be a buzz for a few days as the local tourism and other commercial sectors will benefit from our international visitors.‘ said Mr Elias Mwenyo, (Acting) Chief Executive Officer.
As part of Namport‘s infrastructural development projects a dedicated passenger liner jetty is being constructed at the Port of Walvis Bay and stands due for completion this year. Mr Mwenyo added, ‘This will open doors for Namibia as a passenger liner tourist destination which forms part of the national tourism goals set in the NDP 5 underscored by the Harambee Prosperity Plan to boost the Namibian economy and create job prospects in the imminent future.‘