Tacloban City- The cruise ship “Silver Shadow” of Monaco-based Silversea fleet arrived in Kalanggaman Island in Palompon, Leyte on Friday.
Eastern Visayas was recently listed among the top local and international destinations recommended by travel experts for “revenge travel” this year.
The Silver Shadow’s itinerary includes Auckland through the Bay of Islands to explore a string of island gems in Melanesia, Micronesia, and the Philippines, before arriving in Manila, according to the cruise company.
Department of Tourism (DOT) regional director Karen Tiopes disclosed there are 330 guests onboard the award-winning cruise liner who will experience the “Infinite Escapes” in the region.
“Powdery sand. Pristine waters. Warm and hospitable people. Great food. Fantastic experience. We hope these are some of the words you’ll remember after visiting us. We hope you’ll be back to discover more,” DOT-Eastern Visayas, said.
Tiopes also thanked the cruise ship for visiting the famed Kalanggaman Island.
The guests experienced a private beach day on the island, enjoyed lunch and entertainment, and spent time strolling the white powdery sands of Kalanggaman Island.
Earlier, Tiopes said the inclusion of Eastern Visayas for “revenge tourism” is coupled with “heavier responsibility” as they make sure that the visitors will get the “best experience” during their stay.
Based on double occupancy, fares for World Cruise 2023 range from $74,000 to $278,000 per guest, according to the cruise company.