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Nov 18, 2015

Liberty of the Seas to Visit Belize

The scheduled arrival of the Liberty of the Seas, a Freedom-class family vessel, at the peak of the 2015 tourist season, should see the landing of approximately three thousand, six hundred visitors to Belize.  The cruise ship is expected to call on Belize City a week from today and stakeholders in the tourism industry are preparing for its arrival.  The addition of the liner to the existing itinerary is one of several inclusions being made as the season progresses.  According to Valdemar Andrade, Director of Destination Planning at the Belize Tourism Board, it is one of the largest ships to be serviced in Belize.

 

On the Phone: Valdemar Andrade, Director of Destination Planning, B.T.B.

“The Liberty of the Seas will make its first call on the twenty-sixth of November and then it has another call in December.  It basically has about three thousand, six hundred passengers and about one thousand, three hundred crew onboard and it’s one of the biggest ships that we have serviced.  Other than that it was the Navigator of the Seas which was around three thousand passengers and about one thousand, one hundred crew.”

 

Valdemar Andrade

Isani Cayetano

“Is there a reason why this liner has been added to the winter schedule, if I may?”

 

On the Phone: Valdemar Andrade

“Well basically as we develop the full schedule as we go along and the cruise lines look at their deployment they basically are moving ships around and, you know, they chose to put this ship in this western route and include Belize on its itinerary, you know.  So, you know, as we get out there and we look at, you know, how do we market to them and how do we work with them we are able to bolster the schedule as we go along.”

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1 Response for “Liberty of the Seas to Visit Belize”

  1. Belizesoul says:

    I know Belize wants the dollas, but that many people flooding in is just TOO MUCH. Don”t be so greedy! You will ruin what is left of the TRUE Belize!!

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