Royal Caribbean Cruises will cut Samana from its itinerary next season
Samana, Dominican Republic.- Royal Caribbean Cruises will cut Samana from its itinerary next season, according to Samana’s Taxi Drivers Association, and becomes the second line to announce such a move, after a Norwegian company made the same decision in September.
Taxi Drivers Association president Dionisio Smith, quoted by hoy.com.do, said union members and other organizations of the province will hold a march 9am Wednesday to demand the Government’s action to resolve the problems which push cruise lines away.
He said taxi drivers and other organizations support the construction of a privately managed cruise port, in addition to other activities in Samana Bay. “We want President Danilo Medina to intervene in this situation,” he said, adding that Samana is one of the country’s three poorest provinces.
The announced pullout worries service providers for cruise passengers expected to arrive throughout the high winter season, when each ship leaves an estimated more than RD$1.0 million to the local economy.
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