Port in southern Angola receives first cruise ship

8 April 2015

The city of Namibe, in the province of the same name in southern Angola, Monday for the first time received a cruise ship with 53 passengers of different nationalities, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The vessel arrived at Namibe port from the city of Walvis Bay in neighbouring Namibia, and went back to sea six hours later headed for the Angolan cities of Lobito and Luanda, before heading to Europe.

The tourists from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, Norway, Turkey, Canada, South Africa, Costa Rica and Norway and aged between 29 and 85 years, visited some of the monuments in Namibe as well as the desert that the Angolan province shares with Namibia.

The first cruise ship to stop off in Angola docked in the port of the capital, Luanda, on 9 February, 2013, travelling from South Africa, with about 300 tourists on board. (macauhub/AO)