More than 25,000 cruise passengers disembarked this Tuesday on five cruise ships simultaneously at the two terminals of the Bride of the Atlantic, a tourist destination on the North Coast.
The cruise ships, carrying some 25,882 people, docked at the ports of Amber Cove in the district of Maimon and Taino Bay in Puerto Plata.
This milestone marks a precedent in the national tourism industry and generated a great impact on commerce and informal activities in that city.
Although this is not the first time this has happened, the sectors linked to maritime tourism highlighted the importance for the regional economy that five cruise ships have arrived at the same time, activating the productive apparatus of the economy provided by the thriving global industry of these important aquatic vessels.
The cruise ships that docked at the local terminals were the Norwegian Gem, with 2,704 passengers, including 1,399 crew members; Norwegian Encore, with 4,537 passengers, 1,624 crew members.
Also, the Carnival Celebration, with 5,887 passengers and 1,740 crew members; the Explorer of the Sea, with 3,691 passengers and 1,142 crew members; the Nieuw Statendam, with 2,536 passengers and 982 crew members.