Friday, June 21, 2013


Three (3) more cruise ships will be visiting Boracay before the current year ends.

In an interview with Caticlan Jetty Port Administrator, Nieven Maquirang made by Easy Rock 93.5 on Friday, June 21, he said 3 cruise ships will be arriving in Boracay Island.

The first among the three cruise ships will be visiting in the month of October. The C.F. Sharp Group, the same agent which had brought cruise ships to the island in the first quarter of the year, is making the arrangement. However, the exact date of the cruise ship’s arrival is not yet available.

Meanwhile on November 7, Wallen Maritime Services Inc. the Philippine Agent of Star Cruises will be bringing a cruise ship which has a about 2,100 passengers and 1,500 crews.

On December C.F. Sharp Group will bring to the island the third cruise ship before the year ends. Arriving on December 31, the cruise ship will stay overnight and watch the Fireworks display in Boracay on New Year’s Eve.

According to Maquirang, matters will be confirmed by July.

Furthermore, Maquirang, disclosed that there is also a plan to package other destinations near Boracay, such as Buruanga, Nabas, Ibajay among others, for visiting cruise ships.

When asked for additional statements, Maquirang appealed to stakeholders and the community to support efforts of the government, the DOT, and also the provincial government in increasing tourist arrivals.

Back in October 2012, the Department of Tourism 6 (DOT-6) Regional Director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas said that the cruise ship market would be the focus in 2013 for Boracay.

Written and Contributed by: Rodel J. Abalus

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