MV Costa Magica to make inaugural call to Dominica.

MV Costa Magica
MV Costa Magica

On Thursday, January 2, 2014, Dominica will welcome the MV Costa Magica of Costa Cruises at the Woodbridge Bay Berth. This is the second inaugural call for the 2013/2014 cruise season. The ship with a passenger capacity of 2680 will make two (2) calls to Dominica during the cruise season 2013/2014. The ship is scheduled to sail to Tortola prior to calling in at Dominica. From Dominica the ship sails to Martinique.

A Welcome Ceremony is expected to take place aboard the ship at 10:00am. 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. During the 2012/2013 cruise season, there were one hundred and fifty-eight (158) calls which translated into 212,316 passengers. Approximately 200 cruise ships are expected to call to Dominica during the 2013/2014 season, bringing nearly 323,080 visitors to the island.

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MV Costa Magica in port in Norway. Photo courtesy of Marine Traffic.com

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14 Comments

  1. croodoi
    January 2, 2014

    MAC Musica!!!! :-D

  2. January 2, 2014

    ya boy de ship nice garson

  3. Andy
    January 2, 2014

    thought passenger capacity was 3,000 and staff about
    1,100

  4. costa fan
    December 31, 2013

    wish some costa fans could be part of the welcome team. would be nice to meet and greet the crew in deck three again. ou ooooooou

  5. So Special
    December 31, 2013

    LORD we need this income coming to Dominica, by these cruse ships. Stop being negative, accidents will always happen. That’s why it is called ‘accident’, and that’s why there are insurance companies. God bless DOMINICA, and any cruse ship coming to our ports. Lord also guide the captains and crew. We Dominicans are too ungrateful. We should could count our blessings, some other Caribbean and South American countries have no cruse ships coming to their shores.

  6. ghetto voice
    December 31, 2013

    costa magica is superb…u get great value for your money….welcome to our shores costa :-D

  7. costa fan
    December 31, 2013

    Welcome to Dominica Costa Magica especially Holly and Pablo. Great ship. the food is superb. Enjoyed particularly the day on Catalina Island. I recommend this ship without reservations.

  8. Anonymous
    December 31, 2013

    Is this the same Italian cruise line that owns the Concordia that sank off Italy with loss of life nearly two years ago because their captain wanted to show off? Just asking.

    • 5 stars to Costa
      December 31, 2013

      Concordia has NOTHING to do with this ship! U can’t blame the whole cruise line because of one negligent captain. An excellent liner with 5 star food and service.

    • DA Man In the USA
      December 31, 2013

      You need to have your head examined..Do you blame the vehicle manufactures for some of the DUMB vehicle accidents that occurs on our road ways in Dominica? Think before your write!!!!

      • New York Observer
        January 1, 2014

        Response Required a little more tact and finesse. Don’t you think?

    • New York Observer
      January 1, 2014

      Before asking an uninformed question like this one. You only had to go a simple research, Like Google it, and assure you that you would not come across as uninformed like that. Sorry

      • Anonymous
        January 2, 2014

        Facts:

        – 32 people died as a result of the Concordia being shipwrecked.
        – Five Concordia employees were found guilty of manslaughter in this cruise ship disaster
        – the ship’s captain was denied a plea bargain and still has to be sentenced.

        Source: Associated Press 20 July, 2013

  9. Anonymous
    December 31, 2013

    Looking forward to welcoming Costa Magica! An excellent Cruise line deserving 5 stars which I had the privilege of sailing with. Bravissimo! Welcome to our lovely nature island Dominica.

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