The MS Aida Luna is making weekly stops in Santo Domingo this cruise ship winter season. The MS Aida Luna crossed the Atlantic from Europe on its maiden voyage last week after cruising northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The ship is scheduled to travel in the Caribbean through April 2011. It made an inaugural call to the Port of Santo Domingo, Sans Souci Terminal last week,
On board are around 2,000 mostly German-speaking passengers and a crew of 600.
The ship docked in Santo Domingo shortly after the end of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association annual conference.
Sharon Mei, of the Port of Santo Domingo said the ship would make 11 stops in port, bringing an estimated 22,550 passengers. She said that passengers would also be arriving from Germany by air to combine a land and sea vacation.