Yesterday, for the first time ever in Sans Soucí, docked the Caribe Tropical Horizon, from the Croisieres de France-Pullmantur Cruise Line. Featuring some 700 passengers under the Homeport modality, which aims to increase the cruise tourist arrivals, and the expenditures these make upon docking in Dominican soil. As part of the inaugural act to welcome the 9-deck vessel, and 208mts in length, the capitan of the Caribe Tropical Horizon, Nicolaus Chapais, exchanged plaques, meeting marine protocol, with naval entrepreneur Alexander Schad, alongside Sans Soucí director, Jaime Castillo Jorge; and Deputy Tourism Minister, Fausto Fernández.
Sansoucí, is the cruise ship terminal of the Port of Santo Domingo and the most modern in the Caribbean. Located on the East bank of the city of Santo Domingo, and arrives the dockage of large-cpacity vessels. It operates under the Homeport modality, allowing change of passengers, migration and luggage handling.
During the activity, which featured the attendance of local and safety authorities, among them the Deputy Mayor, Jeanette Medina Luciano, in representation of the East Santo Domingo mayor, Juan De los Santos; Francisco J. Carreras of Schad & Co. and Orfila Salazar, cruise director of the Tourism Ministry, said that Pullmantur has been awarded for five years straight as the best cruise embarkation and that this represents a great accomplishment for Santo Domingo and the port of Sans Souci.
Jaime Castillo, cruise director for Sans Soucí, indicated that every Saturday, the Horizon will dock at the Dominican port, where a total surpassing 405,000 passengers will make port. Castillo indicated that over 70,000-80,000 passengers dock per year and he pointed out the advantages this represents to the City of Santo Domingo because of its good connections, and the relaunching of the Colonial City through the IDB-MITUR project.
Sansouci is a company in the Real State & Tourism portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.
The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.
Source: Listin Diario