Two luxury ships docked simultaneously in the shores of this resort island Tuesday, the first time since the cruise tourism started here.
Marking its maiden call in the island, MS Crystal Symphony made its first stop in the country. The vessel, owned and operated by Crystal Cruises, came from Indonesia.
It arrived in the island at around 10 a.m. with about 900 passengers and 500 crew members. It will then sail to Romblon around 9 p.m. of the same day.
This is, meanwhile, the second visit of Seven Seas Voyager of Regent Seven Seas Cruises since its maiden call last year.
The luxury ship, which came from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, arrived at 8 a.m., bringing about 700 passengers and 400 crews.
After Boracay, the cruise ship will sail to Manila.
Cruise passengers were mostly American, Canadian and Europeans with some Asians, according to Kristoffer Vellete, officer-in-charge of the Department of Tourism-Boracay.
The passengers were welcomed with the performance of traditional Ati-Atihan dancers.
Vellete said necessary preparations were laid down prior to the cruise ships’ visit, thus, safety and security of the guests of both cruises ships were assured.
On March 4, MV Ovation of the Seas of Royal Caribbean International is scheduled to make its maiden call in the port of Boracay. (PNA)