Japanese cruise liner docks in Male'

The Japanese cruise liner, "Nippon Maru" has arrived in the Maldives with 220 tourists.

This is the highest number of Japanese tourists visiting the Maldives on a cruise liner since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cruise liner docked at Male' City, and passengers disembarked at Male' City on Friday. Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom and Tourism Ministry officials welcomed the tourists at the jetty area.

The minister said Japan is a significant market for the Maldives and that he hoped that the number of Japanese tourists visiting the Maldives would increase in the coming days.

The minister added that special attention should be paid to the cruise liner market. In this regard, he would try to resolve issues currently faced by tourists visiting the Maldives via cruise lines, he said.

A cruise liner most recently docked in Male' on December 5. About 600 tourists disembarked in Male' that day.