Star Cruises to waive wharfage, passenger fees

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Jun 2005

PETALING JAYA: Star Cruises will waive all wharfage and passenger charges for ships that call at the Star Cruises Jetty in Langkawi as part of its commitment to assist in expediting the recovery of tourism to the island. 

The decision to waive the charges is in response to the urgent need to revive tourism to the island from a cruise economy standpoint following a slowdown caused by the recent tsunami disaster, which was perceived to have affected the island substantially, the company said in a statement. 

The waiver of the charges was to encourage more international cruise ships to call at Langkawi which has the ingredients of an ideal cruise destination and to complement tourism efforts, the statement added. 

The waiver will be for new requests to berth at Star Cruises Jetty in Langkawi from now till the end of 2006.  

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