MS Albatros to call at Walvis Bay

Six passenger liners to call at the port, before the year draws to an end.

16 October 2019 | Infrastructure

As the year draws to a close, some holiday makers from across the globe are already enjoying some much needed time off.
Over the next three months, starting from Friday (18 October 2019), Walvis Bay once again opens its port to tourists from all corners of the world.
On Friday, the MS Albatros docks at the Port of Walvis Bay until Saturday evening. The vessel, which departed from Germany on 27 September, is the first passenger craft to call at Walvis Bay since late April this year. It leads the way for six other passenger liners, namely Voyager, Boudicca, Bremen, Katharine, Queen Elizabeth and Aidamira, before the MS Albatros returns to our shores before the end of this year.
The MS Albatros has eight passenger decks and 420 cabins, and is one of the smaller-sized World Cruise ships operating once a year on an “around the world” itinerary to ports in Asia, Africa and Australia.
In other news, the Walvis Bay Port Authority is excited and geared up for the 17 passenger vessels that are scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2020.
The docking of passenger vessels is not only beneficial to Namport as the receiving entity, but also to the town of Walvis Bay and the Namibian economy, as the successful hosting of international visitors depends on teamwork from all local stakeholders who receive guests. These stakeholders range from the transport sector and tourist attraction facilities, to handcraft vendors as well as local shopping malls.

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