N Korea cruises into tourism market
With the country's economic reserves depleting, reclusive state is now venturing into global markets.
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2011 11:40

Cash-strapped North Korea is hoping to attract foreign tourists. The country has launched its first ocean cruise.

Tourists are given a colourful sendoff by hundreds of North Koreans gathered at the port.

Onboard though, compartments are cramped and, facilities and services are poor, unlike regular cruise liners.

It may not be everyone's idea of a cruise, but tourists travelling with Al Jazeera's Anu Nathan were thrilled to be sailing to foreign shores.

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