Jakarta: Benoa cruise terminal on the island of Bali has finally started operating as a turnaround port rebranded as Cruise International Terminal.
The turnaround port now has many facilities, including more room for X-ray equipment, as well as a luggage area that can be adjusted to suit the number of passengers. There are also check-in counters, free Wi-Fi and a post office counter.
There are now 15 ports in Indonesia capable of handling cruise ships, including in Ambon, Belawan, Benoa, Celukan Bawang, Jakarta, Karimunjawa, Komodo, Kumai, Lembar, Makasar, Pare Pare, Probolinggo, Sabang, Semarang and Surabaya.
In Issue Two of next year’s dual language SinoCruise magazine our Southeast Asia feature will look at how Indonesia is chasing Chinese cruise business. [27/12/12]