Posted January 15, 2015
Written by Bert Dalida
More than 16 cruise ships are expected to visit the island of Boracay this 2015.
This was confirmed by Aklan Provincial Tourism Operations Officer Carina Ruiz in relation to this year’s 1.7-M tourist arrival target of the Aklan Provincial Government.
The Department of Tourism Boracay Sub-Office meanwhile confirmed the arrival of new cruise ships in the island, namely MS Celebrity Century, SeaBourn So Journ, L’Austral, Seven Seas Voyager, Legend of the Seas, and Silver Shadow.
Some cruise ships like MS Europa II, MS Super Star Aquarius and MS Costa Atlantica are expected to revisit the island.
With these cruise ships, Ruiz said that the tourist arrival target for this year was raised to 1.7 Million.
It can be recalled that the 1.5 million tourist arrival last 2014 was not met due to weather disturbance and typhoons, and China’s travel ban to the Philippines.