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01.04.2014 Sports News

Akwaaba Cruises Launches Brazil 2014 Package

By Daily Guide
Akwaaba Cruises Launches Brazil 2014 Package
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Officials of Akwaaba Cruises on the high table at the launch

Akwaaba Cruises, a water transport giant, has launched a luxury cruise package for the Brazil 2014 World Cup at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.

The package offers soccer fans a life-time experience to travel in luxury to the distant South America country on water in just seven days.

And according to officials of Akwaaba Cruises, the 150 cruiser footer is expected to dock at the Tema Harbour on June 5, and would sail on to Brazil from June 8 to June 15 after 2,200 nautical miles.

A crowd of 950 are expected on board and prospective travelers would be required to part with $5,999 for an all inclusive package-accommodation, match ticket, three-square meals and internal transportation.

Travelers would be checked-in their rooms after they have satisfied all immigration requirements upon boarding the ship.

Head of Corporate affairs, Jane Pentland said, 'Our maiden voyage will be a 35 day voyage to Brazil for the FIFA 2014 World Cup. The overall vision of Akwaaba Cruises is to help develop ocean cruises within Ghanaian territory and along the West Africa Coastline and to move tourism to a higher level.'

The CEO of Ghana Tourist Development Corporation (GTDC) Samuel Atta Mills stated, 'At GTDC, it is our determined policy to continue to provide quality and affordable services for our Ghanaian tourists and foreigners at large.

'This initiative of Akwaaba Cruises to commence domestic evening and overnight cruises between Tema and Takoradi, and also international routes, Tema to Senegal, is another tourism product that will play a significant role in the growth and development of Ghana's tourism and West Africa as a whole.'

The ship is a handsome medium sized cruise vessel boasting 400 cabins, 277 exterior and 123 interior. Accommodation is graded depending of the size, facilities and location, with 12 executive suites, 31 junior suites and 234 ocean view staterooms.

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum

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