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Latino Daily News

Sunday July 10, 2011

El Salvador Now Being Considered a Preferred Port of Call for Cruises

El Salvador Now Being Considered a Preferred Port of Call for Cruises

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El Salvador’s tourism ministry is celebrating news that the Royal Caribbean cruise liner is considering them as a port of call, they are among a list of other carriers looking to visit this Central American country and amongst others who just started coming.

In spite of its vast cultural treasures many cruise ships do not have El Salvador as a port call.  Currently only Hapag-Lloyd and Europa are visiting and that only started earlier this year.  Minister Jose Napoleon Duarte proudly announced in a local news paper:

“We are very close to achieving the first cruise route to El Salvador in history through the arrival of Royal Caribbean.”

What do you expect to see when you visit this tiny country the size of Massachusetts with a total land mass of 8,124 miles?  Though known for its surfing you can visit much flora and fauna at the Montecristo Cloud Forest and of course many Mayan ruins. 

El Salvador is anticipating that the large cruise ships of Royal Caribbean will start docking sometime in 2012.