Tourism February 18, 2023 | 1:26 pm

Norwegian, the first cruise line to bet on Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo-Pedernales, is already in the offer of essential cruise lines, as is the case of Norwegian Cruise Line, an American-Bermudian cruise line subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, based in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

The company offers on its website, for January, March, and April 2024, the route of its cruise ship Norwegian Sky, with the offer “Caribbean: Barbados, Curacao & Aruba,” for nine days, departing from La Romana and touching the ports Cabo Rojo-Pedernales, Wilemstad-Curacao, Oranjestad-Aruba, Kralendijk-Bonaire, St. George’s-Grenada, Bridgestone, St. George’s-Grenada, Bridgestone and Aruba. George’s-Grenada, Bridgetown-Barbados, Castries-St. Lucia, Tortola-British Virgin Islands, and returning to La Romana.

The executive director of the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), Sigmund Freund, pointed out that “the fact that a company of the category of Norwegian Cruise Line has already identified Cabo Rojo and is scheduling it within its trips starting in January shows that the project promoted by the Government is a reality and that its potential is already being seen internationally.”

He added that this complements or helps the commercialization of the projects that will come with the hotel part since, in his opinion, this will consolidate the project and give it recognition in the international tourism markets and assured that this would also favor the arrival of tourists by air.

“This begins the international recognition of Cabo Rojo as an exotic and attractive tourist destination for the North American market.

According to the cruise line’s website, the regular cost of this voyage is 1,518 dollars per person; however, at the time of this article, they had an offer of 759 dollars and free airfare for a second guest.

“Swap the glitzy resorts, bustling boardwalks and urban centers of other Caribbean ports for the refreshingly untamed landscapes of Pedernales province. Located in the southwestern corner of the Dominican Republic, near the border with Haiti, this region is a dream destination for nature lovers. Travel from its pristine beaches, lagoons and mangroves that adorn the coastline to the imposing mountains and hidden caverns that invite you to linger in this region. Whether for hiking, diving, kayaking, bird watching or sunbathing, discovering your corner of paradise in the province of Pedernales will be very easy,” says the company in its motivation to encourage cruisers to get to know the new destination.

Norwegian Cruise Line is among the best cruise lines, with Readers’ Choice Awards since 2003 and other awards obtained during almost two decades of excellent service.

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Paul Tierney
February 20, 2023 9:06 am

Pedernales infrastructure and community will not be ready to accept the mass of ship tourists hitting it all at the same time in 2024. It is like putting 10 lbs of **** into a 5 lb bag