Dominica formally opens the 2011/2012 cruise season on Monday October 3rd 2011, when the MV Emerald Princess, will dock at the Roseau Cruise Ship berth.

The MV Emerald Princess is part of the Princess Cruise Lines and intends to make another 10 calls to Dominica this season.

Discover Dominica Authority has organized a welcome reception to mark the occasion, conch shell blowers and steel pan entertainers will be present to welcome the ship.

Dominica expects 193 cruise calls for the season which runs through April 2012. This figure is in contrast to 205 calls for the previous year.