Honduras: Cruise Ships Return to Roatán

Protests by the island’s inhabitants, which culminated last Saturday, caused a nearly $1 million in losses from cruise cancellations.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

After reaching an agreement with Honduran Tourism authorities, the inhabitants of Roatán ended the protests and cruise ships returned to the island.

Ricardo Martinez, Tourism Minister, told Elheraldo.hn: "The demonstrators called for the government’s cooperation in preventing the hiring of cheap labor on the island because some contractors hire people from other places, but we cannot do anything because migration is not a crime but a right."

The country is expecting the arrival of more than 170 cruise ships, three or four per week, in 2009.

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Florida Caribbean Cruise Association to Visit Honduras

February 2012

The Florida Caribbean Cruise Representatives Association (FCCA) wants to personally see sites that may be suitable for installing luxury cruise terminals in the future.

A high level delegation from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) will visit Honduras next week to learn about different locations in the Honduran Caribbean that could become luxury cruise terminals, revealed the Ministry of Tourism.

Honduras: Pier for Cruise Ships Ready by September

June 2009

With an investment of $70 million, the construction of the Carnival’s cruise terminal on the island of Roatán is 80% complete.

The developers of Carnival’s pier hope to finish the Project by September.

According to Laprensahn.com, “The Project–which covers 75,000 square feet, includes a commercial area being built to quality specifications that enable it to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes-was visited by international representatives of the cruise industry that have been on the island since the weekend with the purpose of attending the meeting of the Federation of Cruise Lines of the Caribbean and Florida, FCCA.

Roatan Loses $250 Thousand Daily Due to Protests

May 2009

Cruise ships are canceling their arrivals to the Honduran island because they are unable to operate due to local workers' protests that block the port.

Each cruise ship brings about 300 tourists who spend $74 per day, on average. Yesterday, Wednesday, the cruise ship, “Carnival Valor," canceled its arrival and another of these ships canceled today.

Cruise Ship Industry Meets in Honduras

May 2009

The island of Roatan will be home to one of the annual events of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association from June 21 – 26, 2009.

This is the 7th Conference of the Platinum Members of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), which will bring together executives of the major shipping lines coming into our territory and the representatives of national governments in the region.

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