The Maldives Association of Yacht Agents (MAYA) has stated that two cruise ships had arrived in Addu City with a large number of tourists.
Many cruise ships started arriving in the Maldives in 2022 after the cruise ships were temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cruise ships started arriving during the peak tourist season in the country.
According to MAYA, two cruise ships, MV Artania and Coral Expedition arrived in Feydhoo, Addu. Coral Expedition brought 50 tourists and MV Artiana brought 1,200 tourists. The tourists from the cruise ships were warmly welcomed by the Addu City Council.