More than 4,000 Foreign Passengers on Cruise Liners Arrive on Samui Island

Samui Island, Surat Thani –

More than 4,400 foreign passengers on cruise liners arrived on Samui Island in Surat Thani.

The Surat Thani Public Relations Department reported to the Thai media this week that the Mein Shiff 5, a German cruise liner, and the AIDAbella, an Italian cruise liner, arrived at a pier near the Na Thon Beach.

There were 2,500 foreign passengers on the Mein Shiff 5 and 1,998 foreign passengers on the AIDAbella They visited the island for a one day trip.

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Koh Samui in Surat Thani province is anticipating a surge in tourism as 47 cruise liners are scheduled to dock at the island this year, bringing an estimated 25,000 passengers.

More than three million people visited Samui Island which generated more than 37 Billion Baht in revenue last year, said Samui tourism authorities.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.