Cruise tourism: Return Prospects

The resumption of cruise tourism is being gradually confirmed after Pierfrancesco Vago’ promise, the Italien executive chairman of MSC Cruises, on Thursday,February 23, 2017. Following his meeting with the head of government,  Pierfrancesco Vago confirms that his company is about to reschedule Tunisia in its destinations.

This statement confirms the progressive recovery of cruise activity in our country with the series of stopovers (5 in all) made by the Norwegian company Viking Cruise, last Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday March 1.

This Tuesday, the Viking-Sky cruise ship of the Norwegian company Viking Cruise has docked at the port of La Goulette, with over 900 cruise passengers on edge, the majority of which are Americans. Another ship from the same company arrived the next day with about 1,000 cruise passengers on edge.

The cruise passengers have passed in both cases the day in Tunis before coming back at night to the boat and continue their cruise. Excursions to Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and the souks of Tunisia are on the menu of their Tunisian passage.

The arrival of these ships is an excellent news for the sinister sectors of tourism and craft that are constantly suffering the disastrous consequences of the terrorist attacks in Bardo and Sousse. This recovery illustrates the efforts that have been made by the ministries of Transport, Tourism and Crafts, and the Interior, as well as by professionals in the sector to revive such important activity for the tourism.

MSC Cruises was founded in 1988 and has become one of the fastest growing cruise lines in the world with a fleet of 12 ships and more than 14 million passengers who have already chosen MSC Cruises for more than 1,000 itineraries around the world.