Dominica will welcome the MV Insignia of Oceania Cruises at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. This is the first of eight inaugural calls for the 2014/2015 cruise season.
The ship with a passenger capacity of 650 will make one (1) call to Dominica during the cruise season 2014/2015. The ship is scheduled to sail to Antigua prior to calling in at Dominica. From Dominica the ship sails to Barbados.
A Welcome Ceremony to include plaque exchange will take place aboard the ship at 10:00am. Government Officials and tourism stakeholders will be present to officially welcome the ship’s captain and crew.
Cruise tourism is a major component of Dominica’s growing tourism sector. During the 2013/2014 cruise season, there were one hundred and eighty-eight (188) calls which translated into 282,404 passengers. Approximately 191 cruise ships are expected to call to Dominica during the 2014/2015 season, bringing 292,210 visitors to the island.
DDA solicits the cooperation of all tourism stakeholders in ensuring a welcoming and enjoyable experience for the cruise visitors.
The Government of Dominica will continue its effort in promoting Dominica as a desirable cruise destination so as to increase cruise calls to Dominica.