MS The World, the largest privately-owned residential yacht, is scheduled to make a port call in the city in November with around 480 crew and passengers.
Michie Meneses, city tourism senior operations and promotions and marketing division chief, said Thursday that MS The World will stay for two nights and three days with 200 passengers called “residents” touring major destinations in Puerto Princesa, such as the underground river.
“For the first time, sila ay mag-stay dito ng two nights and three days. The ship will carry 200 residents. Iyan ang tawag nila sa mga guests dahil ang mga ito mismo ang nagmamay-ari ng units doon sa barko,” Meneses said.
She said most of the residents living onboard the cruise ship from about 45 countries stay while it travels, while some occasionally join annually.
Meneses said the length of stay of MS The World has now made them busy preparing and coordinating the itineraries of the guests.
“Busy kami ngayon para sa pag-welcome sa pagdating ng residential yacht kasi kauna-unahan nga ito na magtatagal dito ng two nights at three days,” she said.
Operated by ROW Management, Ltd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, the cruise ship boasts of six dining areas, a large lobby, a deli shop and grocery store, showrooms and boutiques, fitness center, games room, full-sized tennis court, swimming pool, movie theater, and library among others.