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Royal Caribbean presents cruise port project to Nicaragua


Royal Caribbean presented a plan to authorities of Nicaragua to build a port in the city of San Juan del Sur that could handle large cruise ships.

While feasibility studies have yet to be carried out to even see if the proposal is feasible, the city is optimistic that the project would bring a large amount of tourists.

Currently, most cruise passengers arriving take tenders to get into port.  With a strong tourism industry developing in the country, there's a demand for more.

Deputy Mayor of San Juan del Sur, Rivas Rosa Adelina, estimated that the proposal by Royal Caribbean would give the town a big tourism and economic boost, and benefit the country and to attract other international cruise companies.

"The main focus of contribution is the extension of the pier, tourists would arrive directly at the port, and with them new establishments is like an invitation to stay longer," she said.