Tourists, most of them Americans (234), arrive at 7 am in the morning at the quay of the Port of Luanda, from where they will depart later at 6 pm. The day is free to explore the city and Angolan culture.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism to which VerAngola had access, it is the 39th vessel to call in Angola since October 2012. The Multisectoral Technical Commission for Supporting Ships, coordinated by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with Travelgest, hosts a reception to welcome visitors, who will spend the day in the capital to visit various tourist attractions, the document adds.
During the period they are on land, tourists will take a tour of tourist destinations in the city of Luanda, namely: Palácio de Ferro, Fortaleza de São Miguel, Igreja dos Remédios, Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, Museum of Anthropology, Ilha do Mussulo, Luanda Island and Monument to the Unknown Soldier.
This is the second time that the ship 'Seabourn' calls in Angola, the first being in 2014.
The Ministry of Tourism highlights the event, noting that it occurs at a time when the Executive “placed the tourism sector as one of the priorities for the diversification of the economy and attraction of investments”. It is also mentioned that the arrival of cruises to the country is "an indication that Angola is arousing the interest of foreign tourists".