ASIATODAY.ID, MATARAM – Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara is one of the world’s cruise ship destinations.
The reason is, in the near future dozens of cruise ships will stop in Lombok to see a number of tourist attractions in the area.
“Along with Bali and Makassar, Lombok Island is one of the stopover destinations for a number of world cruise ships, from Celebrity Millennium, Holland America Line, to Royal Caribbean Cruise,” said Head of the Regional Tourism Promotion Agency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Baiq Ika Wahyu Wardhani in Mataram, Sunday (5/11/2023).
Three Celebrity Millennium cruise ships are scheduled to dock at Selamat Harbor on January 3, 5 and 27 2024.
This luxury cruise ship with the X logo from the Celebrity Cruise Line company will stop for 14 hours each before leaving for the next destination.
Apart from Celebrity Millennium, in early 2024, other luxury cruise ships that will stop at Lombok Island are AIDAStella, Silver Cruises, Celebrity Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise, and Seabourn Odyssey.
Meanwhile, until the end of 2023, there is a Westerdam cruise ship from the Holland America Line company en route from Hong Kong to Singapore, also scheduled to arrive at Selamat Harbor on December 2 2023.
“This legendary cruise ship will carry 2,650 tourists,” he said.
Other cruise ships scheduled to stop in Lombok in the near future include the Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow from the Silversea Cruises company, which will dock in Selamat, Lombok, on November 28 2023 and carry 392 tourists each.
“Norwegian Jewel from the Norwegian Cruise Line group will spend New Year’s Eve in Lombok on December 31 2023 with a total of 2,376 passengers,” he said.
Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean Cruise with the Brilliance of the Seas ship will arrive in Lombok on February 26 2024 and on March 19 2024 for the Serenade of the Seas ship.
“This is a positive signal for the development of the West Nusa Tenggara tourism sector. The official schedule for world cruise ship arrivals based on releases from SeaScanner reaches 39 cruise ships for the 2023-2026 period,” he said.
From that schedule, the duration of the ship’s berth at Selamat Harbor is around 8-14 hours. This is different from Bali and Makassar, which are visited for 2-3 days. (AT Network)
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