MSC Orchestra of MSC Cruise Line will make its inaugural call to Dominica today Friday at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. This is the ship’s first of nine (9) calls to Dominica for the 2015/2016 cruise season.
With a gross tonnage of 92,409, MSC Orchestra has a carrying capacity of 2550 passengers and 1054 crew members. The ship is 59.64 meters in length. The ship’s Eastern Caribbean ports of call includes St. Kitts, Barbados, Martinique, Grenada, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe and Antigua and Dominica.
MSC Orchestra was launched on May 14, 2007, the second of the ‘Musica-class’ line of cruise ships. To mark the Ship’s inaugural call, a Welcome Ceremony to include plaque exchange will be held aboard the ship at 10am. Government Officials and tourism stakeholders will be present to officially welcome the ship’s captain and crew.
While the 2015/2016 will have 9.4% less cruise calls than the one hundred and ninety-two (192) received during the 2014/2015 season, officials insist that there is a projected 5.8% increase in passengers. During the 2014/2015 season Dominica welcomed 274,346 cruise passengers.
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