With the controversial Immigration Bill effected in June this year, that if traveling with kids under 18 they must produce documentations, traveling on cruises has or will be affected just like anyone.
Already the pinch has been felt in South Africa with tourists numbers taking a nose-dive, that prompted the Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom to request and urgent meeting with Cabinet.
But as for MSC Cruises it will be business as usual.
With holidays beckoning most families look for a holiday destination that will appeal to the whole family – everybody needs to be able to enjoy themselves, regardless of their age.
Says Allan Foggitt Marketing and Sales Director for MSC Cruises:” Family cruising is an increasingly popular trend. Over the last three years, 14% of all passengers cruising locally with MSC Cruises were aged between 1 and 18 years, while 16% were aged between 19 and 30 years, and 19% were aged between 31 and 40.
These three demographics, which are positioned as the average ages of a young family, make up 49% of all passengers cruising local waters with MSC Cruises.”
Continues Foggitt:” Regarding MSC’s international cruises, the figures are pretty much the same – with 12% of all passengers aged between 1 and 18 years, 16% aged between 19 and 30 years, and 18% aged between 31 and 40 years,” he says.
MSC Cruises invested €200-million in its Renaissance Programme in order to better equip its liners for all age groups.
For more information go to http://www.msccruises.co.za