From luxury cruising to environmental crusading: MV AIDAperla’s crew takes on beach clean up in Dominica

The Crew’s Commitment to “Operations Ocean Alive” Manifests in a Cleanup Drive, Highlighting the Urgency of Protecting Our Oceans

The environmental team of the MV AIDAPerla, in line with its dedication to “Operations Ocean Alive”, conducted an impactful beach cleanup on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Aiming to preserve and protect the environment, focusing on the oceans, the crew conducted the cleanup along the coastline, hosting Woodbridge Bay Port, Police Base, and Ma Boyd Bar.

Led by the Environmental Health Officer, Jörg Mensdorf, the team of twenty (20) dedicated crew members collected several types of waste, including plastics, fishing nets, and bottle caps. The gathered garbage was later disposed of at the landfill. Notably, officers from the Product Development Team of Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) also actively participated in this all-essential beach cleanup.

“We are thrilled to be here, honoring our commitment to the environment alongside our cast and crew members”, stated Jörg Mensdorf. He further expressed the MV AIDAperla’s pride in contributing to this widespread initiative geared toward protecting our oceans.

Odile Jno Baptiste, the Product Promotions Manager at the Discover Dominica Authority, commented, “Events like these beach cleanups are just one of the many ways to give back to local communities and safeguard the environment of Dominica, the Nature Island. We sincerely appreciate the valuable contribution made by the management and crew of the MV AIDAperla”

The Discover Dominica Authority expressed its gratitude for the joint efforts of Whitchurch Shipping, Dominica Taxi Association, Environmental Health, and Popular Garbage Disposal. Their support was instrumental in advancing this noble cause.

As Dominica’s tourism authority, DDA urges the cooperation of all individuals in maintaining clean, picturesque, tranquil, and serene beaches and oceans.

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. Jackie
    January 26, 2024

    Dominica is an EMBARRASSMENT. Right where the ships dock, are tons of garbage. Imagine someone coming to your home and having to pick up your garbage. It’s not the nature isle but the nasty isle. We need litter wardens who’d get paid based on their collected fines. We need people who are caught littering to serve time cleaning up. We need leaders who will go out there and show people that cleanliness is next to godliness. Take an example from the president of Rwanda who sets out once a month to pick up garbage and clean his country. He leads by example. Kigali is reputed to be one of the cleanest cities in the world.

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  2. derp
    January 26, 2024

    This is just flat out sad! You mean to tell me Dominicans cannot keep their beaches clean and foreigners have to come and clean it for them! Where is the pride in your country!?

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