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Mauritius: Over 20,000 cruise passengers expected in 2015 by the port authorities




Twenty cruise ships are expected to drop anchor in Mauritius in 2015, with more than 20.000 cruise passengers disembarking expected by the port authorities.
 
In January and February 2015, nine cruise ships have already made a stop on the island, bringing passengers in Mauritius 7900 against 6,500 registered over the same calendar period in 2013, an increase of about 15% of cruise passengers treading the soil of Mauritius for a few hours of shopping and exploring the country.
 
As a reminder, 18 cruise ships docked in Mauritius in 2014. 15,661 tourists and tour passengers were on board. The authorities expect to accommodate by the year 2025 some 100,000 cruise passengers.
 
Cruise tourism in Mauritius brings about 600 million rupees annually *, nearly 6 million rupees for the only organization of the Mauritius Port Authority.
 
New sea port facilities to receive cruise ships and passenger Salines, in the outskirts of Port-Louis, should be constructed by the end of 2016, and this for numerical work to 150 million rupees.
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 38 rupees



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