KUCHING – The cruise ship MV Orion II (Orion Expedition Cruises) arrived in Pending Port, Kuching last January 2 with tourist from Australia, Canada, UK, Indonesia, New Zealand and USA.

The cruise ship entered Sarawak via the Bako National Park to Kuching, then later to Pontianak in Kalimantan, cruising via Gunung Palung up to Tanjung Puting – Camp Leakey, Benoa in Kalimantan. The 10-night expedition is called “Borneo-Rajahs, Riches & Rainforests”.

When arriving in Kuching, 10 members of a Cultural Troupe courtesy of Sarawak Tourism Board and Regional Marketing Manager – UK & Europe, Mr Maurice Balang greeted the cruise.

Cruise ships have been making Sarawak a popular berthing stop for the last few months, and the Sarawak Tourism Board is more than supportive of their arrivals, which has helped boost tourism in the state.