Cruise Passenger Terminal

The cruise business segment has witnessed a major boost in its activities following an intensive marketing campaign under the Cruise Vanilla Islands initiative, which comprises of Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar and the Seychelles.  Mauritius, which is already a world-renowned tourist destination, welcomes over 1 million tourists annually and efforts have been undertaken to develop the cruise business segment.  Port Louis Harbour is increasingly playing an important role in the growth of the island’s tourism industry through the development of facilities to accommodate cruise vessels. Statistics show that Cruise liners are showing a keen interest for the Indian Ocean destination.  Mauritius not only aims to position itself as a world class cruise destination but also as a hub for the Vanilla Islands in the Indian Ocean region.

A dedicated cruise jetty located at Les Salines is operational since 2009. Port Louis has home port calls, in addition to transit calls made by cruise vessels on world cruises.  Indian Ocean cruise itineraries are seasonal, with Carnival Group’s Costa Crociere deploying a vessel to the Indian Ocean region for five months of the year.   

Buoyed by Costa Crociere resuming their homeporting activities at Port Louis since 2015, the port registered approximately 35,000 passengers on arrival in FY16/17.  This good run is expected to continue in 2018 with the arrival of another cruise line, Aida, which will be partnering with Costa and has planned 4 calls for the 2017/2018 season.  Additionally, Fred Olsen, which is a Norwegian cruise line, has recently started homeporting from Port Louis and offers regional cruise packages, with four calls expected this season.  It is expected that some 35 cruise vessels, including round the world cruise lines, will call at Port Louis in the 2017/2018 season, with a total passenger traffic of over 40,000 passengers and an additional 20,000 passengers by 2025.

The cruise business segment is bringing substantial benefits to the local economy in terms of direct employment opportunities for Mauritians on board cruise vessels and other benefits linked to the supply of stores, water, bunker and inland tourism etc.

MPA is providing the information below with a view to helping Shipping Agents and other stakeholders. The list is subject to change.

 

Cruise Timetable 2019

  CRUISE VESSELS ARRIVAL DATE ARRIVAL TIME DEPARTURE DATE DEPARTURE TIME BERTH
             
1 BREMEN 18 November 2019 7.00hrs 18 November 2019 17.00hrs Cruise Jetty
2 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 22 November 2019 8.00hrs 23 November 2019 21.00hrs Cruise Jetty
3 AIDABLU 25 November 2019 10.00hrs 27 November 2019 18.00hrs Cruise Jetty
4 BREMEN 03 December 2019 7.00hrs 03 December 2019 19.00hrs Cruise Jetty
5 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 06 December 2019 8.00hrs 07 December 2019 21.00hrs Cruise Jetty
6 AIDABLU 10 December 2019 2.00hrs 11 December 2019 18.00hrs Cruise Jetty
7 MS MEIN SCHIFF2 17 December 2019 8.00hrs 19 December 2019 22.00hrs Cruise Jetty
8 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 20 December 2019 8.00hrs 20 December 2019 24.00hrs Cruise Jetty
9 AIDABLU 24 December 2019 2.00hrs 25 December 2019 18.00hrs Cruise Jetty
10 MS NAUTICA 26 December 2019 8.00hrs 26 December 2019 18.00hrs Cruise Jetty

 

Cruise Timetable 2020

  VESSEL DATE OF ARRIVAL TIME OF ARRIVAL DATE OF DEPARTURE TIME OF DEPARTURE BERTH
             
1 MSC ORCHESTRA 01 January 2020

8.00hrs

03 January 2020 17.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
2 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 03 January 2020

08.00hrs

04 January 2010 21.00 hrs BST / Cruise Jetty
3 SERENISSIMA 05 January 2020 05.00hrs 05 January 2020 18.00 hrs SSR / QA/D
4 AIDABLU 07 January 2020 02.00hrs 08 January 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
5 MS MEIN SCHIFF2 14 January 2020 08.00hrs 16 January 2020 22.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
6 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 17 January 2020 08.00hrs 18 January 2020 21.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
7 AIDA AURA 18 January 2020 08.00hrs 20 January 2020 21.00 hrs BST/Cruise Jetty
8 AIDABLU 21 January 2020 02.00hrs  22 January 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
9 ARTANIA 29 January 2020 8.00hrs 31 January 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
10 SERENISSIMA 30 January 2020 07.00hrs 30 january 2020 19.00 hrs SSR / QA/D
11 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 31 January 2020 08.00hrs 01 February 2020 21.00 hrs BST/Cruise Jetty
12 AIDABLU 04 February 2020 2.00hrs 05 February 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
13 MARCO POLO 08 February 2020 7.00hrs 08 February 2020 20.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
14 MS MEIN SCHIFF2 11 February 2020 08.00hrs 13 February 2020 22.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
15 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 14 February 2020 08.00hrs  15 February 2020 21.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
16 MS NAUTICA 15 February 2020 8.00hrs 15 February 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
17 AIDABLU 18 February 2020 2.00hrs 19 February 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
18 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 28 February 2020 08.00hrs 29 February 2020 21.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
19 SUN PRINCESS 02 March 2020 7.00hrs  02 March 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
20 AIDABLU 03 March 2020 2.00hrs 04 March 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
21 MS MEIN SCHIFF2 10 March 2020 08.00hrs 12 March 2020 22.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
22 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 13 March 2020 08.00hrs  15 March 2020 21.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
23 ASTOR 13 March 2020 07.00hrs 13 March 2020 20.00 hrs BST
24 NORWEGIAN SPIRIT 14 March 2020 10.00hrs 14 March 2020 21.00 hrs SSR / QA/D
25 PACIFIC PRINCESS 26 March 2020 07.00hrs 26 March 2020 21.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
26 NORWEGIAN SPIRIT 31 March 2020 08.00hrs 31 March 2020 17.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
27 INSIGNIA 19 April 2020 8.00hrs 19 April 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
28 LE LYRIAL 22 April 2020 8.00hrs 22 April 2020 18.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
29 MSC ORCHESTRA 23 April 2020  8.00hrs  24 April 2020 17.00 hrs Cruise Jetty
30 CALADONIAN 02 October 2020  7.00hrs  02 October 2020   Cruise Jetty
31 WORLD ODYSSEY 22 October 2020 8.00hrs 24 October 20 20:00 hrs Cruise Jetty
32 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 06 November 2020 7.00hrs 08 November 2020 19.00hrs Cruise Jetty
33 MSC ORCHESTRA 14 November 2020 8.00hrs   15 November 2020 17.00hrs Cruise Jetty
34 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 21 November 2020 07.00hrs  22 November 2020 19.00hrs Cruise Jetty
35 AIDABLU 23 November 2020 10.00hrs  25 November 2020 18.00hrs Cruise Jetty
36 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 05 December 2020 07.00hrs 06 December 2020 19.00hrs Cruise Jetty
37 AIDABLU 08 December 2020 2.00hrs  09 December 2020 18.00hrs Cruise Jetty
38 COSTA MEDITERRANEA 19 December 2020 07.00hrs 20 December 2020 19.00hrs Cruise Jetty
39 AIDABLU 22 December 2020 2.00hrs 23 December 2020 18.00hrs Cruise Jetty