The Aklan provincial government is anticipating at least 48 cruise-ship arrivals this year.
Niven Maquirang, jetty port administrator, said this is the biggest number of port calls for cruise-ships visiting Boracay compared to the past several years. Last year at least 12 cruise ships were expected to visit the island.
This January at least 10 cruise- ship arrivals are anticipated; February, another 10; March, 10; April, four; June, one; August,one; October,one; November, four; and December,seven; for a total of 48.
In previous years, the Department of Tourism has been developing Boracay as part of the cruise-ship hub in Southeast Asia.