The cruise ship terminal at the Mombasa port is expected to be ready by August 2019, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has said.
Speaking after a visit to the terminal this morning, Balala noted several cruise liners have alreday shown interest in visiting the port.
"We have seen good interest by cruise liners attracted to call at Mombasa port. We expecting a return call by MS Nautica operated by OceaniaCruises on 24th December visiting with about 700 visitors" said Balala.
Balala was accompanied by the Chairman of the Kenya Ports Authority board Gen (Rtd) Joseph Kibwana and the Managing Director Daniel Manduku.
The project which started in 2016 costs 100 million.
The port of Mombasa captured headlines in June when the World Travel Awards voted it as Africa’s best cruise port.