Banana Coast Hosts First Call of 2016 Cruise Season

After a successful first season, Banana Coast hosted its first call of the 2016 winter cruise season at the Bay of Trujillo, Honduras as P&O Cruises’ 30,200-ton Adonia arrived at Banana Coast Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

Counting P&O’s Adonia, four lines have scheduled a total of 11 calls on four cruise ships in 2016 including Oceania Cruises’ 1,250-passenger Riviera, Holland America Line’s 1,350-passenger Veendam, and Thomson Cruises’ 1,506-passenger Dream. This will be Thomson’s inaugural season calling at Trujillo.

“Adonia arrived with 688 passengers aboard, and 395 — more than 57 percent — of them opted to take on organized shore tour,” said Randy Jorgensen, general manager of Grande Trujillo Autoridad, which developed the port. “The town showed well, the weather cooperated and all tours ran on schedule. The majority of comments we received revolved around the destination delivering the authentic experience passengers were looking for.”

In 2015, Banana Coast received a total of 54,440 cruise ship passengers.

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