Presentation on theme: "Where is Samana Bay? Why Samana? Geographic location: Situated on the Eastern and Southern Caribbean routes One day sailing from Miami and overnight."— Presentation transcript:
Where is Samana Bay?
Why Samana? Geographic location: Situated on the Eastern and Southern Caribbean routes One day sailing from Miami and overnight from Grand Turk, San Juan, Virgin Islands. 7 and 9 day itineraries from New York. Easy to fit into existing or new itineraries, ie central Caibbean routes. Represents fuel savings Unique shore excursions: Off the beaten path experiences, unique in the area. Whale watching, Los Haitises National Park, 500 meter high mountain range, lush tropical beaches. Both land and water based activities are close to the ship.
Why Samana? Deep Water and sheltered bay Provides good protection for tender operations. We have handled up to two 2,500 pax ships Infrastructure and investments: New international airport New road connecting Samana with Santo Domingo Marinas, hotels and luxury apartments complexes New investments in public works (roads, watrer treatment plants)
Our approach….. Make the community aware of the benefits of cruise tourism. Integrate the community and cruise lines in the organization process. Education and ongoing training. (FCCA, ISPS Seminars, Trips to STM) Work closely with local government and authorities. Work closely with the local private sector (restaurants, shops, tour operators). Local community needs to feel the benefits.
Our approach…. Need support from the central government. Listen to cruise lines. Create positive experiences for independent and guests on tour. Develop new and unique new experiences for guests. Sell your destinations unique offerings.
Educational Trip to St. Martin 2004
Taxi Driver Seminars
Haitises National Park
El Limon Waterfall Town of Samana
Samana Bay Cruise ship calls per season
Samana Bay Passenger Volumes
Cruise Lines Calling Samana Bay MSC Cruises Norwegian Cruise Line Royal Caribbean Azamara Cruises Regent Seven Seas Celebrity Cruises Oceania Cruises P&O Cruises Princess Holland America Happag Lloyd Seabourn Sea Dream Yatch Club