El Salvador continues to position itself as a point of attraction for international tourists. Today, the Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship, the third ship so far in the new season, which runs from October 2022 to May 2023, docked in the Port of Acajutla.
The cruise ship transports 963 foreigners, including passengers and crew, mostly from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.
Among the destinations that tourists are expected to visit are: Ruta Maya (Joya de Cerén and San Andrés), Concepción de Ataco, the Historic Center of San Salvador, Nahuizalco, Cerro Verde, Buggies Apaneca, and Ahuachapán Hot Springs.
Weeks ago, the Minister of Tourism, Morena Valdez, stated that approximately 15 cruise ships are expected to arrive in the country this season alone.
«From October to May, we are going to have 15 cruise ships, a record number, since before the average number of arrivals in the country was 5. We have had good feedback on how we have received tourists,» she said.
The cruise that inaugurated the period for the entry of ships into the country was the Scenic Eclipse, which docked on October 9, and brought with it 250 foreigners, including passengers and crew, mostly from the United States and Canada.
Scenic tourists enjoyed the country’s culture and identity by visiting Joya de Cerén and San Andrés, in San Julián, Sonsonate, and Acajutla, among other attractions.
The Seven Seas Mariner is a cruise ship operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises. She was the world’s first ship with suites and balconies and was awarded «Ship of the Year» in 2002 by Ocean and Cruise News.