By Helen Castaño | 06:00 PM February 11, 2023
An international luxury cruise ship “Silver Shadow” arrived in Bohol on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
At least 382 tourists aboard the
Silver Shadow of Monaco’s Silversea Cruises Ship were welcomed by Gov. Aris Aumentado, Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap, other local officials and stakeholders.
At least 197 of them visited various destinations in the province, such as old churches, Chocolate Hills and Tarsier Sanctuary.
It was the first international luxury ship arrived in Bohol after three years due to pandemic.
“We are happy to be chosen as one of their destinations. Let’s hope that many more ships will visit our province,” said Aumentado.
“As the host City, we welcome this tourism development in our beloved province of Bohol. With the presence of this international cruise ship in Tagbilaran, we can definitely say that tourism is back and we are one with our Provincial Government of Bohol in our goal to boost our economic activities para dugang trabaho ug livelihood sa atong mga katawhan,” Yap said.
Yap said together with Aumentado and former Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap they were able to get inside the ship.
“It was so big and beautiful inside,” said Yap.
The ship has big swimming pool, library, casino, theater, spa, hospital, shopping center and large restaurants and high end amenities.
“All guests have their own butler to take care of all their needs. Their crew is more than 50% Filipino. You can be very proud of Filipino hospitality,” said Yap.
According to the company, Silver Shadow itinerary continues from Auckland through the Bay of Islands to explore a string of island gems in Melanesia, Micronesia, and the Philippines, before arriving in Manila,
Fares range from $74,000 (P4,000,000) to $278,000 (P15, 290,000) per guest.