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Article: Aklan Forum Journal
Boracay Island is set to welcome four luxury cruise ships and more tourist arrivals this March until May, the Department of Tourism (DoT) Boracay office said.
On March alone, three ships will bring an estimated 4,500 international visitors to one of the country’s favourite cruise ship destinations.
GTS Celebrity Constellation of Celebrity Cruises will have its 14-days cruise from Singapore to Singapore from March 5 to 19. It will sail to Phu My and Chan My in Vietnam (March 7-9), Hongkong in China (March 11) and Manila (March 13).
The cruise ship carrying over 2,100 guests and 900 crew members and service personnel will arrive in Boracay on March 14 and will head to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia on March 16 and Singapore on March 18 to 19.
In Boracay, the passengers will stay from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. before the ship will depart to Malaysia.
Another international ship M/S Seabourn Sojourn will cruise from March 18 to May 31 for 75 Night North Pacific Exploration Cruise from Hong Kong, Hong Kong to Seattle, Washington.
DoT Boracay officer-in-charge Kristoffer Leo Velete said the ship will stop-over in Boracay on March 14 with 500 cruise ship guests and 300 crew.
Some 400 tourists and 300 crew members on board MS Europa of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises returned to Boracay on March 13 as part of 21 nights/22 days, one-way cruise from Koror (Palau) to Manila from February 22 to March 15.
Velete said the M/S Skysea Golden Era, formerly Celebrity Century, is scheduled to port call for the first time to Boracay Island this May.
The ship carries 1,800 passengers and 850 crew in its maiden voyage on May 31.