Cruise ship to ferry more tourists to Su­bic

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SU­BIC FREEPORT — The ar­rival Satur­day of Ital­ian cruise ship Costa Atlantica marks Su­bic’s aim to bring more tourists to the Freeport.

Costa Atlantica’s ar­rival is first of the 15 cruise ships ex­pected in the Freeport this year.

It is also a lit­mus test to en­cour­age more for­eign tourists from dock­ing cruise ships.

“Su­bic’s time to be­come the next cruise ship play­ground of Asia has al­ready be­gun,” Su­bic Bay Metropoli­tan Author­ity (SBMA) Chair­man and Ad­min­is­tra­tor Wilma Eisma said.

“I hope this ar­rival will spark our dream of mak­ing the Freeport a part of the in­ter-is­land itin­er­ary of in­ter­na­tional cruise ships,” she added.

SBMA com­mits to of­fer its best tourism fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices to meet touri st s’ex­pect at i ons.

The 85,619-ton and 292.56-me­ter Spirit-class cruise ship is owned and op­er­ated by Costa Crociere (Costa Cruises), an Ital­ian cruise line based in Genoa, Italy, and owned by Car­ni­val Cor­po­ra­tion & Plc.

— Carmela Jane F. Villar/ PIA-3

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