MV Thomson Dream to make call to Dominica

A recent/genuine image of 'Dream' in the Thomson livery. Photo Credit: shipspotting.com

Dominica expects to welcome the MV Thomson Dream of Thomson Cruises on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth.

This is the only call that the ship will make to Dominica during the 2010/2011 cruise season.

This liner is 243 meters long with a GRT of 55,000.  The passenger capacity is 1,506 with 600 crew members.

Prior to its call to Dominica, the ship is scheduled to sail to Antigua. From Dominica the ship sails to Barbados.

A welcome ceremony is expected to take place aboard the ship at 10: 00 a.m. 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

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5 Comments

  1. Celia
    February 23, 2011
    • Maureen
      February 23, 2011

      What a lovely photo…very picture postcard…

  2. mouth of the south
    February 22, 2011

    man i tired of these one day visits to be honest,,, the minister of tourism needs to come clean with us the people and let us know the real story why carnival cruise lines backed off from our shores simple n plain

    • why?
      February 22, 2011

      That’s not the question to be answered. They should be openly discussing all the complaints which are being made on a daily basis. They should look into why m/s Windsurf has been so unhappy calling at the Cabrits Berth. They should be openly addressing the continuing problems which face the tourists, cruise and stay over alike. They should be addressing the problems of crime and harrassment which continue to plague the industry. Has anything changed on the Bayfront? Are the vendors more controlled or are they growing in numbers daily? Are the vagrants still around? Are the taxi drivers still following the visitors up and down the Bayfront and when the visitor tries to get away, the taxi men STILL DON’T GET IT. Are drugs being offered to the visitors, right in Roseau, right on the Bayfront? Are the beggars still around? Can you imagine having to pay user fees for sites and still inadequate services and infrastructure, and that fee may well be going from $5us to $10us…..
      The bottom line is the $ and lots of it. So, if a ship is calling here and not making money on board from Organised Tours sold on board, the ship begins to re evaluate the reasoning behind calling here. Add to that all the complaints….pull out and make a statement, hoping the destination would get its act together and maybe after one or two seasons put Dominica back on the itinerary. Let’s see what happens, but with all the senseless measures and regulations and change from NDC to DDA, on the ground, it is the same old same old.

      • sweets
        February 23, 2011

        I support you , I have said over and over the taxi drivers are too aggresive and they have to realise that these people are not used to this kind of harrassment. If the tour operators just work together, the tours can get bigger and better, but they are acting like desparados in front of the visitors, and they give them a very bad impression of our beautiful Island, and it;s people, Please Mr,Minister ot Tourism, Police, Port Authorities, start issuing tickets to the tour operators who harrass tourist, stop treating them like children(DICK GET OUT OF THERE, GO OUTSIDE AND TALK), STOP IT!!!!, give them tickets, see how fast this will stop.

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