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C A M B O D I A Decorated barges sailing on the rivers of Cambodia

Aussies cruise Cambodia for a vibrant view of history

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sia is the fastest-growing region for river cruises, and Cambodia’s popular Mekong itineraries are a major contributor to the increasingly strong figures. Cambodia, in 2017, saw passenger numbers increase from 150,000 the year before to 290,000. The increase in river cruise lines launching ships, has encouraged international and local passengers to look outside Europe and sail in this beautiful region. The Mekong River is still one of the country’s biggest attractions. But there are also plans to increase the country’s ocean terminal. CEO and Chairman of Sihanoukville Autonomous Port Mr Lou Kim Chhun told the Khmer Times that the authority is also studying

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the feasibility of a freeport status for its 60-hectare Sihanoukville Port Special Economic Zone to hopefully attract investors, and build up its ocean cruise terminal. He said the country had seen a 14 per cent rise in passenger arrivals from January to October 2018. A number of river cruise lines sail the fascinating Mekong, including Pandaw, Scenic, Avalon Waterways, Aqua Expeditions, Travelmarvel, APT and Viking River Cruises. Cambodia’s ocean cruise industry is also holding strong, with 23 port calls made in 2017. Lines such as Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Coral Expeditions, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas, among others, are visiting the country.

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Asia Cruise Directory 2019  

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Asia Cruise Directory - everything the industry needs to inspire new passengers and increase the populari...

Asia Cruise Directory 2019  

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Asia Cruise Directory - everything the industry needs to inspire new passengers and increase the populari...