Dominica: 'Significant Progress' Made

Holland America Ship in DominicaSix months following Hurricane Maria, Dominica has made major progress in restoring routes to and from the island, essential services and amenities, and transportation throughout the island, according to a press release.

"Nothing is better for our recovery from Hurricane Maria than visitors to our island,” says Colin Piper, CEO of the Discover Dominica Authority. “We have made significant progress in getting the island ready for guests. Whether it’s for a relaxing getaway, special event or meaningful travel, visitors will see the same vibrant spirit of our people and beautiful scenery and features that make Dominica the Nature Island of the Caribbean.”

Before Hurricane Maria, Dominica was on course to receive 219 cruise calls during the 2017-2018 cruise season.

This number has since been reduced to 34 calls and the country welcomed the first cruise vessel following the hurricane on December 28, 2017 with the Sea Cloud II anchoring.

A month later the Mein Schiff 3 docked at the Roseau cruise ship berth and since then the island has received an additional 16 cruise calls. Carnival Cruise Line is expected to make a total of five visits later this year.

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