Oceania Cruises' 1,250-passenger Riviera is scheduled to call at Banana Coast in March 2015. Oceania is the third cruise line to commit to calling at the first mainland cruise destination in Honduras.
The 66,000-ton Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, is the largest and newest member of Oceania's fleet. Themed "Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea," the $30 million Banana Coast project is the newest cruise destination in the western Caribbean. Construction on the passenger-reception and shopping center was completed in February and a full slate of shore excursions has been designed. Future plans call for construction of a two-berth, post-Panamax pier.
In March 2012 Banana Coast developers unveiled a diverse shore excursion program that includes cultural, historical, soft-adventure and eco-tour offerings.
Last November, luxury operator Silversea Cruises was the first line to commit to calling at Banana Coast, in December 2014. In May, Banana Coast announced the signing of Holland America Line, the first cruise line to schedule a series calls at the port, beginning in November 2014.
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