SANTO DOMINGO. With the arrival of two ships simultaneously, the Grandeur of the Seas of Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Spirit from the Norwegian Cruise Line, Samaná launched cruise season 2008-2009, a period in which it is projected to receive over 230 thousand passengers a total of 110 cruises.
The information offered Andres Federico Schad, general manager of the major cruise tour operator in Samana Bay Cruise Services, who said that “this season will receive the largest ship to date, and one of the largest of the line Royal Caribbean, which is the Explorer of the Seas, with a capacity for 3,500 passengers. ”
He explained that this is a fact that demonstrates the confidence that the cruise lines have placed in our province, “he said. Schad said that” the current period exceeds 13 percent in the previous one, which received 97 vessels, is also of great success for this sub-sector that benefits the tourism industry of Samaná.
He said that the cruise lines promote the area in all their advertising campaigns, providing the public with this cruise is interested in returning for a longer stay.
The executive stressed that Samaná is a destination for cruise ships that have experienced higher growth in the country, and discussed the impact on the economic cruises are for the area.
“They generate a large amount of direct and indirect jobs, a major business with sales of excursions, crafts, paying taxis, cargo shipping, as well as consumption in restaurants, among other products and services that require tourists, “explained.
He said that “one of the priorities of Bay Cruises is security for tourists in transit for free and relaxed.