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.