Large-scale cruise terminal in Melaka, Malaysia, unjustified, says expert

The low number of cruise ships calling on Melaka does not justify the construction of a large-scale cruise terminal with full-service facilities such as customs and immigration, says a consultant.

“Up to 2019 or pre-Covid-19 times, Melaka was handling about 36 cruise calls a year, so that would be three cruise vessels a month,” said cruise terminal consultant Linza Wells.

She said this figure would remain low as cruise calls run on a seasonal basis, adding that some cruise lines were still recovering from the pandemic.

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