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Kenya receives cruise ship with 2,500 tourists as sector revival gathers steam

Mombasa, Feb 3 (UNI) A luxury cruise ship carrying 2,500 foreign tourists including 200 Chinese docked at Kenya's port city of Mombasa on Saturday as senior officials reiterated the sector's revival was on course after pandemic-related hiatus.
Alfred Mutua, the cabinet secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, was among officials who received the cruise ship, MSC Poesia, whose 1,000 crew members included 20 from Kenya.
"As a country, we are proud to receive visitors aboard the cruise ship who have reaffirmed that we remain a top notch tourism destination," Mutua said, adding that in 2023, Kenya received 3,123 tourists who travelled via luxury ship.
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