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Archive for October, 2015

Monday October 5, 2015 marks the opening of the 2015/2016 Cruise Season. Dominica, expects to welcome the MV Royal Princess of Princess Cruises at the Woodbridge Bay Port. Activities to commemorate the event have been planned by the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal and Discover Dominica Authority in collaboration with the Cultural Division. This will include cultural entertainment at the Woodbridge Bay Port and Trafalgar Falls Facility.

The industry has been eagerly awaiting the opening of the 2015/2016 cruise ship season. A total of one hundred and seventy four (174) cruise calls are projected for the cruise season. This translates to approximately 290,000 passengers. Additionally, Dominica will welcome nine (9) new cruise ships. Inaugural ceremonies to include plaque exchange will be organized to welcome the ships. While the 2015/2016 will have 9.4% less cruise calls than the one hundred and ninety two (192) received during the 2014/2015 season, there is a projected 5.8% increase in passengers. During the 2014/2015 season Dominica welcomed 274,346 cruise passengers. (more…)

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