First Cruise in 2024 Stops at Benoa

First Cruise in 2024 Stops at Benoa
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Sunday 1 January 2024, at 6.20 Local Time, the rope of the Cruise ship Norwegian Jewel was tied to the bolder of the South Pier of Benoa Harbor. Ship with Captain Capt. Stevan Vilhelm Nordberg and Pandu Capt. Deny Nurcahyo entered the channel until he docked at Benoa safely and securely. The Bahamas-flagged ship previously visited Gilimas Harbor, West Lombok, NTB, and before leaving for Singapore spent the night on the Island of the Gods.

First Cruise in 2024 Stops at Benoa
Norwegian Jewel Berthed (Personal photo source)

From the information we have summarized, the ship has a length of 266.15 meters, a width of 32.20 meters, and a ship draft of 11.50 meters. Other sources say the Norwegian Jewel has a gross weight of more than ninety-three thousand tons. Apart from that, the ship also has a height from the water line to the air of fifty-one point three meters. OMG it looks like a giant stage in the middle of a football field!

It was so huge that it was said that the ship had a crew of 1,027 people with various skills and abilities. Maybe some of the readers have relatives who worked on that ship, if there are any, please share the story? The reporter believes that the ship has various facilities such as a floating hotel, but the thousand crew members need to heal and enjoy the different atmosphere in the Benoa Harbor Area.

First Cruise in 2024 Stops at Benoa
The passengers enjoyed the beauty of Benoa Harbor (Personal Photo Source)

2,500 passengers on board the Norwegian Jewel from Gilimas Harbor. A source from Sheet said that Norwegian Jewel departed from Gilimas at 19.44 Local Time on December 31 2023. Most of the older passengers wanted to enjoy the momentum of the new year in the middle of the sea, as well as watch the sunrise the next day in Benoa.

First Cruise in 2024 Stops at Benoa
Norwegian Jewel Departs from Gilimas (Personal photo source)

Until this news came out, it was not clear whether the two thousand five hundred passengers would disembark and then board new or permanent passengers. Compiled from several sources, there are plans for Benoa to become a home port like Singapore at the beginning of this year. However, whatever it is, Benoa Harbor in particular and Bali in general should be proud that in early 2024 the arrival of a cruise ship for the first time.

In order to welcome the New Year 2024, this cruise visit is very special and different from previous visits. For this reason, information from General Manager Benoa, management will entertain passengers, crew and other guests with a Balinese Dance Performance Live tonight. The hope is that all guests will be entertained by the performance of Jauk Manis and Jauk Keras Dance as well as Classic Dance in the 19th century which is planned to start at 19.00 Local Time. (WAP).

First Cruise in 2024 Stops at Benoa
Balinese Dance Performance Tonight (Photo source from Pelindo)