MV Celebrity Summit
An aerial photo of the MV Celebrity Summit

PRESS RELEASE (October 28th, 2018) – October 30, 2018 marks the official opening of the 2018/2019 cruise season.

The MV Celebrity Summit of Celebrity Cruises will arrive at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on Tuesday October 30, 2018, bringing approximately 2500 passengers to Dominica’s shores. The ship is scheduled to be docked at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  The MV Celebrity Summit is scheduled to make ten (9) calls to the island for the 2018/2019 cruise season.

The anticipated nine (9) calls by the MV Celebrity Summit to the island, will allow our many cruise stakeholders to earn a livelihood especially those who sustained tremendous loss post Hurricane Maria. Service providers are consequently all geared up for an active 2018/2019 cruise season.

Activities to commemorate the opening of the 2018/2019 cruise season will include a series of cultural entertainment to be held on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard from 8:00am to 5:00pm. A ceremony will also form part of the day’s activities during which the Minister of Tourism & Culture will declare the season officially open.  Preschoolers of the SPICES Centre and Bright Beginnings preschools, will form part of the welcome ceremony to greet cruise visitors’ upon arrival, by waving the national flag.

A total of 189 cruise calls are projected for the 2018/2019 cruise season which equates to approximately 3, 0364 cruise passengers. Dominica expects to welcome nine (9) new cruise ships to its shores. Inaugural ceremonies to include plaque exchanges will be held aboard the respective ships. DDA solicits the cooperation of all tourism stakeholders in ensuring a welcoming and enjoyable experience for the cruise visitors. The Government of Dominica will continue its effort in promoting Dominica as a desirable cruise destination so as to increase cruise calls to Dominica. 

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website:, see Dominica’s updates on the tourism sector post Hurricane Maria:, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.


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