Roseau, Dominica – (December 19, 2018) – Dominica will welcome the MSC Presziosa of MSC Cruises on Wednesday December 17, 2018. The vessel is scheduled to arrive at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth with a total of 3,959 cruise passengers. This will be the first (1st) of eight (8) scheduled calls that the ship will make to Dominica for the 2018/2019 cruise season. To commemorate the ship’s first call, a ceremony to include plaque exchange will be held aboard ship at 10:30am to welcome the passengers and crew. A plaque depicting Dominica’s National Bird, the Sisserou Parrot, will be presented to the ships’ captain. Government officials and cruise stakeholders will be present at the ceremony.
A series of cultural entertainment will be held on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Entertainment will feature the talents of the Pointe Michel Cultural Group, Aftermath Band and Paix Bouche Drummers.
A total of 175 cruise calls are projected for the 2018/2019 cruise season. This translates into a total of 268,343 cruise passengers. The call of MSC Preziosa, marks the sixth (6th) of nine (9) inaugural cruise calls which Dominica expectsfor the 2018/2019 cruise season.
DDA solicits the cooperation of all tourism stakeholders in ensuring a welcoming and enjoyable experience for the cruise visitors. The Government of Dominica will continue its effort in promoting Dominica as a desirable cruise destination so as to increase cruise calls to Dominica.
For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.DiscoverDominica.com, see Dominica’s updates on the tourism sector post Hurricane Maria: www.dominicaupdate.com, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.
About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Sunshine, Coastal Air Transport, Express Carrier, LIAT, interCaribbean, Seaborne Airlines, or WINAIR/Air Antilles from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If travelling by sea, travelers can connect to Dominica on L’Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia and Valferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique.