Honduras: Pier for Cruise Ships Ready by September

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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.

In the framework of the meeting, the Honduran Minister of Tourism, Ricardo Martinez indicated that the three largest cruise lines in the world have already made a commitment to increase the number of trips to the island, which will generate about $70 million with more tourists visiting.

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New Cruise Ship Port in Roatán Opens in November

November 2009

The second cruise ship port in the Bay lslands will open on November 20, after a $62 million investment.

It is the first phase of Carnival Cruise Line's project in Roatán, and boasts 7.000 constructed square meters, including commercial space.

Elheraldo.hn reports: "For this project, Carnival joined forces with businessman Jerry Hinds.

Presentation of Plans for Roatán Development

May 2009

The recent incidents have led the Secretary of Tourism to prepare a plan for the development of this tourist destination.

The Minister of Tursimo, Ricardo Martínez, said that among the tasks in the plan is the improvement of security on the island as well as an increase in the number of police.

$20 million for Roatan, Honduras

September 2008

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will increase its investment in the new cruise ship terminal which is under construction by 100%.

At the moment the company has invested $12 million to build 17 commercial units that can withstand a category 4 and 5 hurricane, and parking.
Royal Caribbean Cruise will invest more than $20 million in the second phase to build more commercial units, a restaurant with a view of the sea, a second parking lot, food court and hotel.

Flights to the island of Roatán, Honduras reduced

June 2008

Fewer flights will be going to the Caribbean island of Roatán, Honduras in the future.

Taca Airlines will suspend two flights from Houst from Houston and Miami, Delta will stop flying from Atlanta, and Continental is suspending three flights from Houston.
As a result, there will be just two foreign flights to the island - a Continental flight form Houston and a Blue Panorama flight from Milan.

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