MV Azamara Quest cruise ship visits Myanmar

MV Azamara Quest cruise ship docks at Thilawa Port. Photo:MNA
MV Azamara Quest cruise ship docks at Thilawa Port. Photo:MNA

A passenger cruise named MV Azamara Quest arrived at the Thilawa Multi purpose International Terminal from Phuket port of Thailand at 8 am yesterday morning. Ministry of Hotels and Tourism Director U Naing Win, and officials welcomed the cruise with the traditional dance performances of Myanmar national races. The voyage is organized by Myanmar Voyages International Tourism Co., Ltd with the supervision of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and assisted by Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The cruise sailed from Phuket carrying 649 passengers from 26 western countries onboard mainly from US and UK and 402 vessel crew. The visitors will make sight-seeings in Yangon and Bago. They will also visit Thanlyin by riding bicycles. The tours also include Bagan and Inle areas. Azamara Quest is the first cruise arrived to Myanmar this open season and it is the 132nd cruise organized by the local tour company. A total of 15 cruises have arrived in Myanmar this year. Azamara Quest will depart for Penang on 7 November.
Cruise tours can help to promote the image of Myanmar by covnveying information about the existing peaceful and attractive situations of the country to the internation tourists.— MNA (Translated by Ba Htoo)

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