May 4, 2014

Record number of round-the-world cruises visit Myanmar

Eleven round-the-world cruise ships visited Myanmar during the first three months of 2014, more than the total of all last year, according to the Myanmar Ports Authority.

Eight cruises with over 4,000 passengers visited the country in 2013, the highest number in ten years. Another 19 cruise ships plan to visit Myanmar this year.

“Starting in February, 2014, there were six cruises and in March, five. The number of cruises is more than 2013 which is the recorded year of most cruise-entrance,” said an official from Myanmar Port Authority.

Passengers, mainly from European countries, who disembark for one day or longer often visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Market, Htauk Kyant War Memorial Cemetery in Yangon as well as other tourist attractions downtown.

Those who visit for longer go to Bagan, Mandalay and Pyinoolwin.

Source: Eleven Weekly Media