Dominica expects to welcome the MV Azura of P&O Cruises on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth.
This is the first of six calls that the ship will make to Dominica during the 2010/2011 cruise season.
This liner is 951 feet long with a GRT in 116,000. The passenger capacity is 3,096 with 1,226 crew.
A welcome ceremony is expected to take place aboard the ship at 10: 30 am. Government Officials, tourism stakeholders and representatives from the Discover Dominica Authority will be present to officially welcome the ship’s captain and crew.
Cruise tourism is a major component of Dominica’s growing tourism sector.
A total of 546,487 cruise passengers (275 cruise ship calls) visited Dominica during the 2009/2010 cruise ship season. Approximately 237 cruise ships are expected to call at Dominica during the 2010/2011 season, bringing nearly 451,141 visitors to the island.