Floating Library: Logos Hope brings knowledge to Kenya

People visit the library ship Logos Hope in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Dec. 31, 2022. [Xinhua]

"We also wish to thank other partners who have worked tirelessly to ensure a successful voyage to Mombasa by Mv Logos Hope," he said.

KPA has developed a modern cruise terminal that has significantly boosted Kenya's capacity and competitiveness for cruise tourism in the continent.

The state-of-the-art cruise terminal is built to modern standards complete with various amenities including duty-free shops, restaurants, conference facilities, passenger baggage areas, and offices for key stakeholders in the industry.

Mv Logos Hope was built 50 years ago as a passenger car ferry and was first named Gustav Vasa sailing North Atlantic routes.

In 1983, the ship changed hands to the Smyril Line and was renamed Norrona, sailing between the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

By 2004 the previous GBA Ships (Good Book for All) had raised sufficient funds to acquire the vessel, and she underwent extensive renovations for her new role.

Logos Hope's visit to Kenya has been organized in partnership with KPA, Inchcape, the County Government of Mombasa and the Kenya Tourism Board.

In the recent cruise tourism circuit season that ended in April this year, the Port of Mombasa received four vessel calls carrying over 4000 passengers.

The famous Cruise Liner World Odyssey, also known as Semester at Sea' operate the world, passengers visited and sampled tourist sites like Fort Jesus, Haller Park, and the Tsavo National Park, boosting the tourism industry.