The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange accompanied by his Principal Secretary forTourism Anne Lafortune visited the cruise ship, Ocean Princess, which is renowned for sailing some of the most exotic destinations in the world. Ocean Princess docked at Port Victoria but days after Seychelles had welcomed three other cruise ships namely the MS INSIGNIA, MS NAUTICA and the MSC SINFONIA.
Minister St.Ange was also accompanied on his courtesy call to the ship by the CEO of Seychelles Port Authority, Lt. Col. Andre Ciseau and his Director for Business Development , David Bianchi.
During the visit a tour was organised by Staff Captain Mr. Juresko Mario to give Minister and his delegation a firsthand view of the different facilities available on board. Apart from deluxe amenities you’d expect from a first class hotel other facilities include the Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, Casinos, elegant restaurants, duty-free boutiques and swimming pools which are made available for the amusements of their guests.
The Ocean Princess arrived in Seychelles with 619 passengers and this courtesy call on the ship by Minister Alain St.Ange is now part of the tourism strategy of the country to follow a personalized tourism approach. “Welcoming the Ship’s Captain and Hotel Director is part of the welcome we now provide. Cruise Ships are an important niche market for our tourism industry and through our one-to-one discussions on board we are always looking at ways and means to improve the passengers experience in Seychelles” said Minister St.Ange who congratulated the working partnership his Ministry enjoys with the CEO of the Port Authority.