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Jakarta Post

Tanah Ampo prepares to welcome first cruise ship

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Karangasem, Bali   /   Mon, July 11 2011   /  08:00 am

An Australian cruise ship is scheduled to anchor at Tanah Ampo harbor in Karangasem regency this Sunday (July 17), the first ship to make a stopover there after several others cancelled their visits due to unfinished docking facilities.

The Sun Princess cruise ship, which started its journey three weeks ago, will be making its final stopover in Tanah Ampo before returning to Fremantle, Western Australia.

There are 2,100 passengers and 880 crew members on board. Kicking off their journey in Fremantle, they went to Padang and Langkawi, making a turnaround in Singapore before heading to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Tanah Ampo still needs a wharf extension to be able to accommodate cruise ships.

Its current pier is only 154 meters long, which falls short of the international standard of at least 300 to 350 meters.

The construction remains unfinished, although it ...