Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MS Costa Atlantica, arrived in Boracay

Written by Gloria Villas

MS Costa Atlantica, biggest cruise ship to visit Boracay yet, has arrived at about 7am earlier this morning.

The luxury liner has arrived from China and Manila carrying with it 2,680 tourists and 897 crews.

Many of its passengers were said to be media personalities who are looking to go on an island tour in Boracay.

Guests and visitors were warmly welcomed by the members of the Aklan Provincial Council, LGU Malay and the Department of Tourism at the Cagban Jetty Port.

Those present and took part in a short program and exchanging of plaques of appreciation, included DOT Boracay OIC Tim Ticar, Aklan Vice Governor Billie Calizo and Committee Chairman on Tourism SB Member Jupiter Gallenero.

Officials of the province are delighted with the continues arrivals of cruise ships in the island, where Aklan Provincial Governor Joeben Miraflores has previously stated that this is an indication that Boracay will become a popular cruise ship destination.

The MS Costa Atlantica which towers up to 15 floors is said to depart at 6pm later going to Naha Okinawa, Japan.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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