MS Europa Cruise arrives at Acajutla with 400 European TouristsMS Europa Cruise arrived in Acajutla 400 European tourists
On Saturday April 16, the German cruise ship MS Europe visited Acajutla Port in El Salvador, with more than 400 passengers and 285 crew on board; 75% of them where Germany visitors, and the rest from countries such as New Zealand, United States, Austria, England, Norway, Sweden and Peru.
This cruise is considered to be among the worlds most luxurious, due to its “Five Star Plus” category. This is the third time this cruise visits El Salvador, since according to the company “El Salvador is on our tourist radar”.
The MS Europa, who is 199 meters in length, arrived at 7:00 am on Saturday and immediately dispatched 380 tourists who selected several routes like: Volcanoes and Cerro Verde, Santa Ana Historic Centre, The Veraneras Club (golf practice) and some other private destinations.
The welcoming party included the performance of folk music group “Girls Heart”, from Ilopango, and the dance group “Yaxa-Nutal” from Mejicanos.
Tourists who stayed at Acajutla Port had the opportunity to buy various handicrafts and articles produced by 10 small businesses that set up their own stalls at the dock. Among the products offered were indigo-dyed garments, handicrafts made of coconut, coffee, pupusas, sweets and more.
Tourists that visited the historic center of Santa Ana and tasted dishes and drinks at the reception organized by the Municipality on their behalf, later they visited the Theatre and the adjacent gothic cathedral.
On Saturday 16 April Salvadoran waters reached the German cruiser MS Europe with more than 400 Passengers and 285 crew on board: the 75% of German origin, the rest Zealand, U.S., Austrian, English, Norwegian, Swedish and Peruvian.
This cruise is considered the world's most luxurious five-star category plus. He visited our country for the third time since, at the discretion of the company, El Salvador already enjoys a good position in the tourist radar.
The passenger was welcomed by the Minister of Tourism, Jose Napoleon Duarte Duran, who invited tourists to visit different attractions in western El Salvador.
"El Salvador is positioning itself as a cruise destination. Although the Port of Acajutla is built for commercial cargo ships, is admirable as our tourism entrepreneurs make the effort and transform ambientarlo to welcome tourists, providing a welcome food, the folklore of our Pueblos Vivos and above the smiles and friendliness of our people ", said the head.
He added that, average, every tourist who landed leaves a significant economic contribution to populations and tourist sites to which visitors.
The colorful welcome folk music was complemented by the group "Girls' Hearts", Resume from, and the dance group "Yaxa-NUTAL" originating Cuscatancigo, municipality of Mexicans.
The MS Europa, having 199 meters in length, docked at the pier before 7:00 of Saturday morning and immediately dispatched 380 tourists about, who selected your destination in the following tourist routes available: The Route of the Volcanoes (Cerro Verde), El Historic Centre of Santa Ana, The Club The Veraneras (for golf practice) and private destinations.
There were two buses to Cerro Verde, one destination to Club Las Veraneras and four chatted to Santa Ana where they were greeted with a typical snack pupusas, Hot chocolate and coffee plus a supply of sweets at the Municipal. Then, went to the National Theatre and the Cathedral of Santa Ana with guides reporting on the stories behind these attractive.
For his part, tourists who stayed at the Port of Acajutla had the opportunity to buy various handicrafts and manufactures produced by 10 micro and small businesses set up their own stalls in place. Among the products offered were indigo dyed garments, handicrafts made of coconut, Coffee Sales, pupusas, sweets and more.
Later, boat, anchored happened for six hours, zarpó the 1:30 in the afternoon toward the Port of San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua to continue their journey called "From pyramids and birds", which consists of a trip 16 days.
Last 12 April sailed from the port of Acapulco, Mexico. Then Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and finally end its journey in La Guajira, Venezuela where passengers board aircraft addressed to their countries of origin.
It is estimated that the individual cost of this package was 8, 000€ Euros ( $11, 520 USD) to 12, 000 € Euros ($17, 300 USD) depending on the type of cover and suites where staying.
The MS Europa belongs to the German company Hapag Lloyd. The tour operator was responsible Salvadoran Grayline Avitours El Salvador-DMC (Destination Management Company). For more information on this company Salvadoran, visit: http://www.avitours.com.sv/
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