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New Year's Eve cruise trip to Thousand Islands sold out

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, December 29, 2016  /  09:45 am
New Year's Eve cruise trip to Thousand Islands sold out

A picturesque view of the Thousand Islands regency. (Shutterstock/File)

As the year is coming to an end, state-owned ship operator PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia (Pelni) has announced that its New Year's Eve cruise package to Thousand Islands regency has sold out.

"The package, designed for 100 people, has sold out. [Currently] there are 90 people on the waiting list," the company's communication and institutional manager Akhmad Sujadi told kompas.com on Wednesday, adding that Pelni decided to limit the number of passengers for safety reasons as the year-end celebration will be held on the cruise's top deck.

Using KM Umsini, the New Year's Eve cruise is set to kick off from Tanjung Priok port in East Jakarta on Saturday at 5 p.m., transport participants to Edam Island then return to Tanjung Priok the next day.

Akhmad said the package ran out fast after the company reduced the price from Rp 850,000 (US$63.15) per person to Rp 500,000 per adult and Rp 250,000 per child. The package includes dinner and activities, like face painting, watching sunsets and DJ performances.

(Read also: State seaport operator to build port for cruise ships in West Lombok)

This is the first time Pelni launched a travel package for New Year's Eve. KM Umsini previously used to host private events, like weddings and meetings.

Those who want to try their luck on joining the New Year's Eve cruise are still welcome, but they will be included on the waiting list. "There is a chance that some participants will cancel their trip last minute. We're currently in the middle of discussing new regulations [and might increase the number of participants]," said Akhmad.

Besides the KM Umsini trip to Thousand Islands, Pelni's KM Tilongkabila and KM Kelimutu will also host New Year's Eve parties on the ships. (jes/kes)

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