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Last Thursday, July 15, the authorities of La Romana received the first shipping company with cruise passengers on board after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Carnival Cruises resumed its operations on July 3rd and arrived at this destination with 2,650 tourists and 1,391 crew on board.
This arrival of the Carnival ship was received with great joy and enthusiasm in Altos de Chavón where they were able to visit local shops, museums, and restaurants as well as taxi drivers, tour guides, tour operators, artisans, and other servers in the value chain of the tourism sector of this province.
The Carnival Horizon cruise ship, which according to the authorities operates at 60% capacity, was received by executives from Central Romana and the Romana-Bayahibe Hotel Association.
At the reception there was a delegation of authorities represented by the civil governor, Jacqueline Fernández; Andrés Dechamps, provincial director of Tourism; Gleni Soliver, Community Liaison for the Ministry of Tourism; Yaina Morales, regional deputy director of Tourism; Gidel Cedeño; Frank Ortiz, Director of Customs; Yokasta Rodríguez, provincial director of the Port Authority; General Minoru Matsunaga, director of the Tourism Police (Politur), among others.
On Monday 26 the arrival of the next cruise is expected. With this, La Romana reopens cruise tourism, an activity with a great impact on its economy.
* Featured image by Charina Cueto