The M/V Diamond Princess Friday became the second cruise ship to come to Guam since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, arriving dockside tomorrow at 5:30 a.m.
The M/V Diamond Princess brought 1,545 passengers and 1,097 crew members who disembarked around 8 a.m. and spent the day on island until their 6 p.m. departure.
“The arrival of the Diamond Princess will be the second passenger vessel to call on Guam this year with the last vessel having visited our island just last Friday,” said Port General Manager Rory J. Respicio the day before the ship. “Thanks to Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio’s leadership in marketing Guam as a world-class destination, three more luxury cruise liners are on schedule to arrive within the calendar year.”
The M/V Diamond Princess, sailing under the United Kingdom flag, is a 951.44 foot-long vessel that arrived from Hawaii.
Passengers were greeted dockside by cultural dancers and were able to experience a taste of Guam straight off the ship at various local food trucks staged at the Port for the day. The cultural performance was coordinated with the assistance of Guam Visitors Bureau President and CEO former Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez.
Passengers spent the day experiencing Guam’s hospitality as they went on sightseeing tours, shopped at local stores, and ate at various restaurants. The arrival of the cruise ship will help boost the economy and highlight the island’s culture, history, food and natural beauty, according to the seaport’s news release.