New liner to offer cruises to Langkawi

A picture of the cruise liner which will be sailing to Langkawi.

A NEW liner is set to join the ‘Cruise to nowhere’ efforts on Jan 22 with trips to Langkawi.

Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal general manager Shaffi Kathri said the liner, Aegean Paradise, would make day trips to allow passengers to explore Langkawi.

“It will operate only during the day, plying between Langkawi and Penang.

“The liner can carry 1,300 passengers but will operate at 50% capacity, carrying about 700 passengers.”

The cruise liner is operated by Singapore tour operator Universal Shipmanagement Pte Ltd.

The ‘Cruise to nowhere’ initiative began in December last year as part of the Federal Government’s efforts to jumpstart the Malaysian cruise industry.

The country had imposed a blanket ban on international cruise liners in March 2020 after the pandemic hit.The ship will follow all standard operating procedures.

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