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Costa Luminosa docks in Ocho Rios

Sunday, December 15, 2013    

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ANOTHER ship in the Costa Cruise Ship Line has joined several others known to have visited Jamaica.

The Costa Luminosa made its first call to the English-speaking Caribbean when it docked at the Reynolds Pier in Ocho Rios last Wednesday.

Officials said that 2,800 passengers and 980 crew members were aboard the vessel.

The vessel will be making frequent calls to the island, every nine days until April 2014, director of the mobile hotel, Alessandro Marossa said.

On its initial visit on Wednesday, a symbolic plaque exchange ceremony was held aboard the ship to mark the beginning of a new partnership with the vessel's personnel and Jamaica.

Several tourism interests attended the function.

Speaking at the plaque exchange ceremony, Custos of St Ann, Radcliffe Walters urged captain of the vessel, Giuseppe Russo and his team to encourage people to visit the Seville Museum in the parish, which provides information on the rich heritage of Jamaica.

— Renae Dixon

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