Kenua Fiji: Decline due to repositioning

The MS Maasdam called into Lautoka Port on Monday morning. Picture: FIJI PORTS CORPORATION LTD/APENISA DAWAI

“THERE has been a decline due to cruise ship repositioning,” said Kenua Fiji manager Leone Naivalu.

For this year, Kenua Fiji has welcomed nine cruise ships to Fiji.

The nine cruise ships that visited Fiji have brought 22,523 passengers and 8855 members in just four months.

In January Carnival Legend brought 2598 passengers and 898 crew members while Sun Princess brought 2091 passengers and 836 crew member.

In February, Golden Princess brought 2670 passengers and 1064 crew members, Arcadia brought 1845 passengers and 860 crew members, Carnival Spirit brought 2445 passengers and 925 crew members while Explorer of the Seas brought 3398 and 1263 crew members.

Last month, Solstice brought 2778 passengers and 1213 crew members, while Explorer of the Seas brought 3430 passengers and 1245 crew members.

This month, Kenua Fiji welcomed MS Maasdam in its second quarter with the cruise ship bringing in 1268 passengers and 551 crew members.

The MS Maasdam cruise ship that visited the Port of Lautoka offers a 37 day Australia, Melanesia and the Pacific Islands trip.

According to Holland America Line website each voyage features fascinating lectures, interactive workshops, cultural performances and memorable shore excursions to explore your destination through the lens of photography, culture, nature and port-to-table culinary experiences.

The Maasdam’s size also gives her access to many new and off-the-beaten-path ports of call, allowing passengers to delve deeper into the places and cultures they visit.

And being the only Holland America Line ship outfitted with nimble, inflatable Zodiacs, on select port calls passengers can go further in depth to explore nature, history, culture and more with these agile boats.

According to Kenua Fiji manager Leone Naivalu MS Maasdam had three port calls in Fiji which were to Lautoka, Savusavu and Dravuni.

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