Peak for cruise tourism
16 Nov, 2009, 07:09 (GMT -04:00)
WILLEMSTAD — The tourism bureau is expecting 14.500 tourists in the inner city starting tomorrow up to and including Thursday. “We are therefore calling on everyone to give them our customary ardent welcome.”
The Holland American Line will be bringing some 4000 cruise tourists to the island with the arrival of the Noordam and the Zuiderdam. Wednesday’s program announces the arrival of the Sea Princess (2000 passengers), Adventure of the Sea (3400) and Crystal Symphony (1000). The Westerdam (1800 passengers), Constellation (2000) and Ocean Dream (1000) are to arrive on Thursday.
The CTB calculates more than 20 million guilders on revenues for the coming three days, based on the approx. 80 dollars, which each tourist spends on the island.