Dominica welcomed the MSC Preziosa of MSC Cruises on Wednesday December 19, 2018.
The vessel to arrived at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth with a total of 3,959 cruise passengers. This was 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 was held aboard the ship, at 10:30 am, to welcome the ship’s passengers and crew. The ceremony included a plaque exchange. The plaque, which depicted Dominica’s National Bird, the Sisserou Parrot, was presented to the ships’ captain.
A series of cultural entertainment was held on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Featured entertainment included the talents of the Pointe Michel Cultural Group, Aftermath Band and Paix Bouche Drummers.
A total of 175 cruise ship calls are projected for the 2018/2019 cruise season. This translates in total to 268,343 cruise passengers. The call of the MSC Preziosa, marks the sixth (6th) of nine (9) inaugural cruise ship calls, which Dominica expects for the 2018/2019 cruise ship season.