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Roseau cruise ship berth

Like many of the islands in the region, Dominica has placed great emphasis on cruise tourism, while some have pumped more and more money into the sector hoping to see the arrivals continue to rise annually. This to them is a sign showing that the sector is experiencing regular growth, but is it?

It is not that I’m saying the cruise tourism industry is not vital and that the countries of the region should not keep their programme as fit as possible to capitalize. I believe, however, that the emphasis is a bit off balance especially when one looks at what goes into stay over visitors.

These are the visitors who stay and are more likely to spend much more than cruise visitors. But there seems to be no real sense of urgency in dealing with such a matter, and it seems like everyone is out for a quick buck during the cruise season.

The idea should be for tourism to have all its parts working in unison to create one well-oiled and smoothly running plant that offers much more than we have to give up in order to make the industry successful and not to the detriment of certain key elements of the country.

It’s obvious that we are not seeing the balance that would lead cruise visitors to return as stay over visitors and shouldn’t his be a set plan put together by tourism stakeholders for crying out loud?

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Dominica’s cruise sector in the last two weeks had three cruise ships making inaugural their call to its shores. The MV Delphin Voyager which originates out of Germany, Legend of the Seas – which is apart of Royal Caribbean cruise line, and the Norwegian Gem of the Norwegian Cruise line.

MV Delphin Voyager

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With a length of 174 meters, a width of 24 meters and passenger capacity of 650, the MV Delphin Voyager docked for the first time at the Roseau Bayfront Cruise Ship Berth on January 3rd, 2008. The MV Delphin Voyager is a medium-sized cruise liner which was built in 1990 in Japan as the “orient Venus”.

Legend of the Seas

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The MV Legend of the Seas of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line made its inaugural call at the Woodbridge Bay Port in Roseau on Tuesday January 8th, 2008. The passenger capacity of the Legend of the Seas is 867-meter is 2076.

Norwegian Gem

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Norwegian Gem of Norwegian Cruise Line, made its inaugural call at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on Saturday January 12th. When it comes to Freestyle Cruising, something new is definitely a good thing. The ship is practically brand new, equipped with all the restaurants, the bars and lounges, plus the complete disregard for watches and alarm clocks. All the things you love about NCL.

Special thanks to my girl Luida of Veselo Exotic Travel who managed to snap of all three cruise liners on their inaugural calls to Dominica

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 photo of Carnival Destiny - Carnival Cruise Lines in Dominica

Fresh from her recent makeover, CARNIVAL DESTINY is looking great and poised to port calls to Dominica during the regular tourist season. With nearly 500 balcony staterooms and suites, as well as the addition of Carnival’s Seaside Theatre and the Circle “C” space just for 12-14 year old, Carnival Destiny is the perfect choice for your next cruise vacation.

Rumor as it that if you’re looking for some grown up fun? Destiny can satisfy any appetite with her variety of eateries and keep you entertained late into the night with a fantastic selection of lounges and nightclubs. Likewise a casino, duty-free shopping and relaxing Spa Carnival round out what is sure to be an memorable cruise experience for you and your whole family.

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