Dominica expects to welcome the MV Saga II Pearl of Saga Cruises on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at the Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth. This is the first of two calls that the ship will make to Dominica during the 2010/2011 cruise season.
This liner is 164.30 meters long with a GRT of 18591. The passenger capacity is 446 with 252 crew.
A welcome ceremony is expected to take place aboard the ship at 10 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.