Cruise ships banned from making Boracay stops during peak seasons

The world-famous Boracay Island will forbid the visit of international cruise ships during the peak seasons. This is in line with the continuous government-led efforts to rehabilitate the area.

“We will enforce a policy banning cruise ship during the peak seasons such as Chinese New Year, Holy Week, summer, All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, and Christmas,” said lawyer Helen Catalbas, Western Visayas regional director of Department of Tourism (DOT).

The Boracay Cruise Ship Assessment Team, which is headed by DOT, is executing the seasonal ban to secure that only 6,405 tourists per day will access the resort island in Malay town, Aklan province.

The cruise ships that frequently makes a stop in Boracay bring around 1,500 to 4,500 tourists and crew.

Since reopening to tourists last October 2018 after a six-month closure, Boracay has only welcomed four cruise ships. The latest was Seven Seas Navigator, which arrived last March 4.

News source: Manila Bulletin