Dominica delivers as a popular cruise destination

Dominica’s Tourism Minister has revealed a significant growth in the 2022-2023 cruise season; positioning the Island as a popular cruise destination.


Dominica has seen a significant growth in the cruise industry during the 2022-2023 season according to its Tourism Minister, Denise Charles. Nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean”, Dominica is also one of the most beautiful places on earth. We aren’t surprised that the breathtaking Island is growing as a popular cruise destination.

Where is Dominica?

The small Caribbean Island nation of Dominica is nestled between Guadeloupe and Martinique. Dominica boasts a pristine coastline, acres of unspoiled tropical rainforest, incredible marine biodiversity and a number of natural hot springs thanks to its volcanic origin.

Almost the entire country is forested and boasts an extensive national park system. This includes the Morne Trois Pitons rainforest, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. A trip to Dominica will give you a chance to experience wondrous waterfalls and mud ponds. Fauna such as parrots, iguanas and rare butterflies are also a sight to behold. It’s also an extremely mountainous nation, making it a popular hiking destination.

Other natural hot spots include: Dominica’s Boiling Lake, the world’s second-largest hot lake, and the Champagne Reef which is home to octopuses, seahorses and other fascinating sea life.

Did you know that Dominica is home to the Caribbean’s longest hiking trail? The Waitukubuli National Trail is 115 miles long! Dominica also has the Caribbean’s only sea-kayaking trail where kayakers can spend days exploring the coastline.

Your home away from home

Sustainability is a big focus for this small island nation that will delight eco-conscious travellers. Being able to make this tropical paradise a home away from home is an exciting prospect made possible by Dominica’s Real Estate Investment option. 

The benefits of investing in Dominica’s real estate far outweigh what most other countries can offer. These options are great for potential investors and are not only luxurious, but also eco-friendly.

Being able to make this tropical paradise a home away from home is an exciting prospect for your entire family. Many of the luxury eco-resorts allow you to stay there once you have invested in the property. With breathtaking beaches, awe-inspiring jungles and an inviting culture, there is something for everyone on the Nature Isle. Investing in real estate in Dominica may even come with a unique benefit like second citizenship. 

Also Read: Dominica Citizenship by Investment 

New popular cruise destination

Tourism Minister, Denise Charles recently stated in an interview:

“I am delighted to announce that Dominica witnessed significant growth in the cruise industry during the 2022-2023 season with a 32 percent increase in calls to 189 and a remarkable rise of 44,749 passengers compared to the Pre-Covid 2019-2020 season”.

She continued, “As we look ahead the 2023-2024 season promises continued growth. We estimate an 18.5 percent increase in cruise calls to 224 and a 15.3 percent increase in passengers to 270,000.”

She further mentioned that major cruise lines; Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, TUI Cruises, and Disney Cruises are expected to make more frequent visits to Dominica in the upcoming season. To enhance guest experiences, stakeholders including taxi operators, vendors, tour operators, government agencies, local businesses, and community leaders will participate in off-season meetings and training sessions.

Charles said the government of Dominica is committed to raising the island’s profile in the market and investing in cruise infrastructure improvements. The 2022-2023 cruise ship season in Dominica ends later this month with Disney Magic.