More than two hundred cruise calls for Dominica in 2022-2023
Dominica is preparing to welcome more than 200 cruise calls for the upcoming 2022-2023 cruise season.
Tourism Minister Denise Charles made the revelation during a welcoming ceremony for an inaugural call for Disney Fantasy cruise lines earlier this week.
“That translates to about 280,000 cruise passengers,” she said. “It is hoped that these numbers will increase by the start of the new cruise season in October, given recent meetings held with cruise lines.”
Charles continued, “We look forward to welcoming all of our cruise passengers to explore our natural wonders.”
The Minister indicated that during the last cruise season, Dominica received a total of 215 cruise calls carrying 139,500 passengers; eleven cruise ships made their first stops on the island.
She praised taxis and tour operators for doing a great job of ensuring customers are happy, “especially those of you who make a concerted effort to make customer experiences unforgettable”.
Meanwhile, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Chekira Lockhart-Hypolite, said plans were in place for the redevelopment of Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.
“This safe area will provide opportunities for shopping our local arts and crafts offerings, food tours and local music,” she explained. “Unique tours will be made available to our visitors including the Bush Rum Tour which offers a taste of our exotic rums which are essentially a blend of bushes and spices.”
Lockhart-Hypolite also said plans are underway to create a local magical experience for cruise passengers.
“This allows for more child-friendly tours and unique experiences,” she noted.
According to Lockhart-Hypolite, this now brings to the fore two major upcoming projects specifically aimed at children that will launch in the near future.
She said that one of the projects will be a children’s playground where culture and entertainment will be combined.
“Children will be exposed to our local foods, use traditional clothing, participate in enchanting cultural dances and songs, create beautiful clay pots and weave baskets made of local straws with the Kalinagos, our indigenous people,” said Lockhart-Hypolite.
According to information from https://dclfan.com/disney-
The Disney Fantasy made its maiden voyage on March 31, 2012. It offers features such as an AquaDuck water coaster, children’s magic zones, world-class entertainment, delicious dining, adult retreats and experiences. immersive experiences for guests of all ages with beloved Disney. stories and characters.
This massive ship has 14 decks and 1,250 cabins. As guests have come to expect from Disney Cruise Line, the new ship combines cutting-edge technology with the elegance and grandeur of ocean liners of yesteryear.
Each Disney Cruise Line ship has a distinctive character; Fantasy is no different. The ship’s atrium houses a bronze statue of Miss Minnie Mouse. In keeping with the vintage travel theme seen around the ship, Minnie is dressed in 1920s and 30s fashion, complete with umbrella and steamer trunk.