Cabo Rojo prepares to receive its second cruise

Jean Luis Rodríguez, the executive director of the Dominican Port Authority (Apordom), announced that the province of Pedernales is gearing up to welcome the arrival of the second cruise ship through the Cabo Rojo port on Monday, April 8.

The vessel, named Nieuw Amsterdam, belonging to Holland America Line, has a capacity for up to 2,106 visitors and 929 crew members. They will have the opportunity to explore a range of ecological destinations in the province and the Enriquillo region.

Rodríguez emphasized the significance of cruise passenger traffic for Pedernales, attributing it to the visionary leadership and commitment to the country by President Luis Abinader.

Additionally, Rodríguez confirmed that Puerto Plata, Samaná, La Romana, and the National District will welcome hundreds of tourists this April, arriving on 67 high-level cruise ships.

According to Apordom’s report on port activities, from April 1st to April 30th of this year, Taíno Bay, Amber Cove, Sans Souci Tourist Terminal, and Catalina Fondeadero I will host foreign visitors, stimulating the economies of these regions.

The arrival of ships commenced on April 1st with vessels like the Norwegian Prima, Carnival Venezia, Norwegian Escape, and Adventure Of The Seas. The list includes upcoming arrivals such as Nieuw Statendam, Liberty Of The Seas, MSC Seascape, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Vista, Caribbean Princess, Explorer Of The Seas, Valiant Lady, Carnival Mardi Gras, Celebrity Apex, MSC Meraviglia, among others.

The data presented corresponds to the projected calendar of port and cruise anchorage impacts for the Dominican Republic in April 2024. It is noted that certain variables, such as changes in cruise routes, weather conditions, and other factors, may result in adjustments to the schedule.

Source: Dominican Today