MV Costa Magica to make inaugural call to Dominica

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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