The first international cruise ship docked at the world-famous Boracay Island (Malay town, Aklan province) since the COVID crisis began in 2020.
Seabourn Encore arrived on Monday, February 13th, from Singapore with ~600 passengers and ~500 crew.
The provincial government, the local government of Malay, and the DOT-Department of Tourism welcomed the tourists.
The last time an international ship arrived in Boracay was back in 2019.
Seabourn Ovation was scheduled to arrive on the island in February 2020 but canceled her call after passing by Hong Kong which registered positive COVID cases.
The number of vacationers who decided to go for an 8-hour tour of the restaurants, the beach, and the souvenir shops were not disclosed.
10 other cruise vessels are scheduled to visit Boracay in 2023.