Seven Seas Navigator docked at Puerto Princesa City, March 3, 2019, carrying an approximately 600 passengers, making it as the 7th Cruise Ship to visit the city.
City Tourism Officer Aileen Cynthia Amurao said this month of March two more cruise ships will make their maiden calls in Puerto Princesa, which will have a positive impact in the city tourism this 2019.
“For this March we have two maiden calls. Mga first timers yun kaya magandaangpasok ng 2019,” Amurao said.
Amurao emphasized majority of the cruise ships make their port calls in the Philippines making their way to Puerto Princesa even after Boracay re-opened.
“I was informed na bumalik na din sa Boracay. Pinakamarami pa rin yung nasa atin, majority of the cruise ships na nag port of call dito sa Philippines talagang dumadaan dito sa Puerto Princesa. Hindi naman lahat pero majority,” she added.
Amurao called the attention of all their partners and concerned government agencies that the majority of the tourists are Senior Citizens and Persons with Disability (PWDs) and they should make their facilities and destinations friendly to them.
“Nanawagan akosalahat ng partners natin even samga government agencies concerned. Nakita namannatin majority of our tourists are seniors and PWDs, siguro this is the time for us to really prepare yungatingmga facilities, atingmga roads, yungatingmga destinations. Dapat PWD friendly or Senior Citizen friendly para mas magandayung experience ng mga tourists natin,” Amurao said.
Seven Seas Navigator is on 147 days’ cruise from Miami to New York themed as “Easter”. The itinerary starts on December 19, 2018 and ends on May 15, 2019. From Puerto Princesa the ship will cruise to Boracay and later on to Manila.
It was welcomed by the East Central School Drum and Lyre Corps and Puerto Princesa City Tourism office.