Other information is that Cabo Rojo is one of the most popular beaches in the southern part of the Dominican Republic and that its name refers to its red dirt roads, the result of the presence of bauxite in the soil. He recommends exploring the beach’s coral reef frequented by manatees and numerous marine species.
The Dominican Republic’s new tourist destination, Cabo Rojo-Pedernales, is already being offered by major cruise lines, such as Norwegian Cruise Line, an American-Bermudian cruise line, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, headquartered in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
The company, which began operations in 1966 under the name Norwegian Caribbean Line, offers on its website, for January, March and April 2024, the route of its cruise ship Norwegian Sky, with the offer “Caribbean: Barbados, Curacao & Aruba”, for nine days, departing from La Romana and touching the ports Cabo Rojo-Pedernales, Wilemstad-Curacao, Oranjestad-Aruba, Kralendijk-Bonaire, St. George’s-Grenada, Bridgestone, St. George’s-Grenada, Oranjestad-Aruba, Kralendijk-Bonaire, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, St. Thomas and St. Thomas. George’s-Grenada, Bridgetown-Barbados, Castries-St. Lucia, Tortola-British Virgin Islands and returning to La Romana.
The executive director of the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), Sigmund Freund, pointed out that “the fact that a company of the category of Norwegian Cruise Line has already identified Cabo Rojo and is scheduling it within its trips starting in January shows that the project promoted by the Government is a reality and that the potential of this project is already being seen internationally”.
He added that this complements or helps the commercialization of the projects that will come with the hotel part, since, in his opinion, this will consolidate the project and give it recognition in the international tourism markets and assured that this will also favor the arrival of tourists by air.
Cruise offer and promotion
According to the cruise line’s website, the regular cost of this cruise is US$1,518 per person; however, at the time of writing, they had an offer of US$759 and free airfare for a second guest.
“Swap the glitzy resorts, bustling boardwalks and urban centers of other Caribbean ports for the refreshingly untamed landscapes of Pedernales province. Located in the southwestern corner of the Dominican Republic, near the border with Haiti, this region is a dream destination for nature lovers. Travel from its pristine beaches, lagoons and mangroves that adorn the coastline to the imposing mountains and hidden caverns that invite you to linger in this region. Whether for hiking, diving, kayaking, bird watching or sunbathing, discovering your corner of paradise in the province of Pedernales will be very simple”, the company states in its motivation to encourage cruise passengers to get to know the new destination.
As curious facts, the prestigious cruise line states that this port is in the vicinity of the Jaragua National Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, which encompasses various ecosystems “as it crosses forests, lagoons, beaches and dunes, salt flats, coral reefs and much more”.
He adds “be prepared to find a great variety of wildlife species in this spectacular corner of paradise: from flamingos, white ibis, ospreys and other bird species to manatees, sea turtles and iguanas”.
Another attraction offered is a tour of the “Flamingo Walk in Oviedo Lagoon to see these magnificent birds in their natural habitat and enjoy the picturesque scenery while walking through enchanting mangrove swamps”.
He also tells interested cruisers to take advantage of the opportunity to savor delicious fresh seafood, such as the local lobsters.
Another piece of information is that Cabo Rojo is one of the most popular beaches in the southern part of the Dominican Republic and that its name refers to its red dirt roads, the result of the presence of bauxite in the soil. He recommends exploring the beach’s coral reef frequented by manatees and numerous marine species.
Norwegian Cruise Line is among the best in cruise tourism with Readers’ Choice Awards since 2003 and other awards obtained during almost two decades of excellent service.
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