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Port Salomague is the main seaport for accessing The Philippines' province Ilocos Sur (on the northern part of Luzon Island) with capital Vigan City. Salomague Island is a small isle located close (5-min boat ride) from Ilocos Cruise Port (in Port Salomague). Vigan City (Ilocos Sur's capital) is approx 1-hour drive from Salomague.
As a travel destination, Salomague-Ilocos features perfectly preserved colonial Spanish architecture, picturesque town squares, crystal-clear waters, secluded fine sand beaches (Cabugao). Cheap taxis go to Cabugao's coastline which is best known for the Pug-os Beach and its premium resorts. Vigan City itself is another most popular cruise shore excursion option from Salomague, especially for souvenir shopping - handmade arts and crafts. On the nearby Salomague Island, cruise passengers will find white-sand beaches and some of The Philippines best snorkelling and scuba diving sites.
As cruise port, Salomague-Ilocos was inaugurated in January 2020. The new Ilocos Cruise Terminal is operated by Bloombery Cruise Terminals - a fully-owned subsidiary of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation. Bloomberry is a stock-listed holding company specializing in leisure businesses like hotels, amusement parks, tourist facilities, gaming. In 2019, Bloomberry started a USD 300 million project (Solaire Cruise Center) in Manila for construction and management of a modern cruise terminal and resort complex (world's first with its own cruise port) scheduled for completion and inauguration in 2021. The adjacent Solaire Resort and Casino is a 5-star complex and country's equivalent to Las Vegas (Nevada USA).
On January 6, 2020, Port Salomague-Ilocos was visited by one of the world's largest passenger ships - Spectrum Of The Seas (RCI-Royal Caribbean). The 7-day itinerary was a roundtrip from China to Japan and The Philippines.
|Date / Time||Port|
|02 Jan 16:00||Departing from Hong Kong, China|
|04 Jan 12:00 - 21:00||Naha, Japan|
|06 Jan 07:00 - 17:00||Salomague-Ilocos, Philippines|
|07 Jan 08:00 - 17:00||Subic Bay Freeport, Philippines|
|09 Jan 07:00||Arriving in Hong Kong, China|
A week earlier, at the port docked the ultra-luxury residential ship MS The World.
Port Salomague-Ilocos cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Salomague-Ilocos, Philippines. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|6 January, 2020|
|Spectrum Of The Seas||07:00||17:00|