Legend sails into Puerto Princesa
Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas cruise liner docked in the Philippine port of Puerto Princesa for the first time today (19 March 2013).
The ship is on a seven-night ‘Borneo Explorer Cruise’ which started from Singapore and also features calls at Kota Kinabalu and Bandar Seri Begawan. It was welcomed in Puerto Princesa by the city’s mayor, Edward Hagedorn, and local government officials.
“We are proud to add yet another destination in the Philippines… to Legend of the Seas’ Asian season for her guests to explore and experience. Our successful call at Puerto Princesa today is the result of the strong effort and support of the Philippines government in terms of infrastructure building which marks a positive step in cruise development for the country,” said Marilen Sandejas-Yaptangco, Royal Caribbean’s representative in the Philippines.
“The maiden voyage of Legend of the Seas to Puerto Princesa is historical and we are glad that the visitors can experience the scenic beauty and hospitality of our people which will boost tourism in our country,” added Mayor Hagedorn.
Located on the island of Palawan, Puerto Princesa is best known for its Subterranean River National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.