Roseau, Dominica (TDN)
- Just over four months after Hurricane Maria with winds in excess of 180 miles an hour ravaged Dominica the country welcomed its first cruise ship visitors.
The Mien Schiff 3 arrived on last Sunday and berthed at the Roseau cruise ship berth with more than 2 000 passengers on board.
Tourism officials in Dominica were hopeful that this would signal to the cruise world that the country was open for business and on track to recovery following Maria.
Passengers on the Mein Schiff were delighted to visit Dominica’s famous attractions among them Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Twin Falls, and Titou Gorge. Others splashed in the azure waters of the Caribbean sea while savoring the country’s unique black beaches. Yet others participated in whale watching tours hoping to catch a view of the over 40 species of whales known to frequent the country’s waters.
Meanwhile tourism officials are reporting that all the country’s other natural attractions are opened for visits with the exception of the Boiling Lake, Waitukubuli National Trail and Soufrière Sulphur Springs. Much work remains to be done on these with the clearing of felled trees and debris from the trails.