Dominica set to welcome over eight thousand cruise ship passengers in a single day



Dominica is set to extend a warm welcome to over eight thousand (8,000) cruise passengers on Monday, January 29, 2024. The MV AIDAdiva, with a passenger capacity of three thousand two hundred and fifty-six (3,256), and the MSCSeaside, accommodating up to five thousand one hundred and seventy-nine (5,179) guests, will dock at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth and Woodbridge Bay Port, respectively.

In the ongoing 2023/2024 cruise season, Dominica proudly reports that one hundred (100) cruise vessels have already visited, bringing a total of one hundred forty-four thousand seven hundred and eighty-six (144,786) visitors. Of these, one hundred two thousand six hundred and forty (102,640) visitors disembarked to explore, with fifty-eight thousand three hundred and nine (58,309) participating in organized tours.

Notably, Dominica has also been honored with inaugural visits from eleven (11) distinguished vessels, such as MSC Explora 1, MV Carnival Venezia, Le Bellot, MV Marella Voyager, MS Vista, MS Borealis, MV Celebrity Beyond, SY Sea Cloud Spirit, MV Aida Mar, MV Costa Fortuna and MV Azzurra.

The committed team of tourism service providers, ranging from knowledgeable tour operators and friendly taxi drivers to enthusiastic vendors and experienced tour guides, stands ready to ensure that every moment spent on the island is cherished and memorable. Their dedication is fundamental in guaranteeing a safe and enjoyable visit for all cruise visitors.

The Discover Dominica Authority, the driving force behind the island’s tourism industry, urges everyone’s cooperation to create an unforgettable experience for these guests.

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at +1 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website:, follow Dominica on Instagram and Facebook , and take a look at our videos on YouTube

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  1. RickD
    February 29, 2024

    @DNO I can’t talk about MSC Seaside, but the stated numbers for AIDAdiva are plain wrong. The passenger capacity of AIDAdiva is 2050 at double-occupancy. When ALL additional (3rd and 4th) beds are booked (which never happens) the capacity is 2500. The stated 3256 passengers sound alot like AIDAperla which is a different ship.
    So the statement Dominica would welcome over 8000 passengers is untrue, even in the very unlikely case of 100% occupancy (incl 3rd and 4th beds) on both ships.

  2. PapperWeight
    January 30, 2024

    and we still got vendors selling chinese stuff from white tents on the waterfront.
    the place looks like a refugee camp when looking from above…
    USAID tarps
    Samaritan Purse tarps
    white tarps and some really rediculous set ups

    DDA – yall enjoying the AC toooo much, get out and do yall work

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  3. PRO
    January 30, 2024

    8000 passangers…. NO TOURISM PRODUCT… 8000 people aren’t leaving their ship to travel on tiny winding roads to watch a 30 ft waterfall for 10 minutes

  4. January 30, 2024

    can’t you guys see its about time to build the much talk about cruise village. i think its needed. we have much to offer here in DA.

  5. HI FIVE
    January 29, 2024

    Compare that to Antigua with 160 000 cruise passengers for Jan 2024. Come on DDA get moving

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  6. Ibo France
    January 29, 2024

    What this and other governments the Caribbean do is to give the capacity of passengers the ship can accommodate. They do not give the figures as to how many passengers disembarked, spend time touring on land, and an educated estimate as to how much money they spend.

    This government distorts reality to mislead the unsuspecting into thinking that the economy is buoyant, and the country is much better than its neighbours. Lies, deceit and diversion are the mantra of this pappyshow, namby-pamby totalitarian government.

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  7. Accountant
    January 28, 2024

    The most important question, how much money on average does each of these passengers spent in Dominica, remains unanswered. It’s not much for sure and if one considers the negative impact on the environment, it’s nothing… a no brainer. Sorry, it’s just another propaganda stunt that yields nothing!

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    • Man bite dogs
      January 29, 2024

      That so-called accountant, must be a real Ahole to calculate visitors spending before it is spent, boy what a tosser as we would say in London, or is it that he and uncle ugly lenny, is the same person 🤔

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      • Lin clown
        January 30, 2024

        If you call accountant an ahole how would you call Ibo France? All the information the Jacka is asking for is always in the news at 06.30 hrs on Kairi fm.All these guys do is bury their heads in a pit toilet listening to the media whore,with his fake news,propaganda and lies.

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      • Richard
        January 31, 2024

        The only Aholes I see on this platform are the likes of you, lin clown, DS and all the other low live red supporter. Now take this and smoke it in your pipe.

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        • Man bite dogs
          February 1, 2024

          @Richard , You are welcome to my family home to see who is the low class, in a matter of fact you would not know how to eat with knives and forks haha

    • me
      January 30, 2024

      fully agree with your well measured and clever comment.

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  8. Shame
    January 26, 2024

    crap…let them go and compare to st lucia, st Vincent, Antigua, st Kitts Nevis.i am not even comparing to Barbados,jamaica…….its time those lazy politicians wake up and smell d roasted coffee…are we really ready for tourism with this 1950 port? are u all feeling proud of this…?

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  9. Hello
    January 26, 2024

    So for people like me that can’t count to 100, how many of the 8000 passengers will actually come on shore, take tours and spend money here?
    Does that compare us to islands like Antigua, St Kitts, etc which are in our economic space?
    Remember it’s not just Skerrit’s clappers that read those information. Remember Skerrit told them he has health insurance, his family has, but what about you all, and they started to CLAP?
    Tourism in Dominica is on its last leg. Go fix the route to many of our natural sites.

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  10. Poly SCI
    January 26, 2024

    Mr Skerritt please build a cruise “village” like they have in Falmouth, Jamaica, and Road Town, Tortola, and all the other Caribbean islands… you promised. PLEASE !PLEASE! PLEASE!!!

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