Dominica welcomed MV Viking Orion of Viking Cruises on Thursday, October 28 at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth at 7:00am,with about 797 cruise passengers on board
Dominica welcomed the MV Viking Orion of Viking Cruises on Thursday, October 28th, 2021. The vessel arrived at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth at 7:00am with approximately 797 cruise passengers on board.
This will be the first of the ship’s two (2) scheduled calls to the island for the 2021/2022 Cruise Season. MV Viking is a 47,861-ton cruise ship operating for Viking Cruises. She measures 228 meters in length and has a 29-meter beam.
A customized wooden plaque and local gift items were presented to the ship’s captain by the Minister of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, Hon. Denise Charles and Marketing Manager of HHV Whitchurch & Co. Ltd, Ms. Michelle Joseph. Cultural musical entertainment was also provided for disembarking passengers.
The island is scheduled to receive a total of 274 cruise calls during the 2021/2022 Cruise Season. This translates to a total of 413,577 cruise passengers. Of the 274 calls 17 will be making their inaugural call to the island.
DDA solicits the cooperation of all tourism stakeholders in ensuring a welcoming, enjoyable, and safe experience for the cruise visitors. The Government of Dominica will continue its effort in promoting Dominica as a safe, desirable cruise destination to increase cruise calls to the island
Captain of Viking Orion, Richard SvardMark.
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