The cruise port facility project in Puerto Princesa City is set to be placed on the world map of popular international cruise destinations.
DPWH Region 4B director Wilfredo Mallari said that the ongoing implementation of the cruise port facility’s Phases 3 and 4 is expected to be completed this 2020.
Mallari said that once completed, the cruise port facility can accommodate up to 10,000 passengers, with 5,000 crew members also expected.
The project, which costs P1.5 billion, consists of seven phases and includes the construction of a 500-meter wharf, docking, facility, passenger terminal, and access roads aimed at expanding cruise ship visits in the city and sustaining the fast-growing industry in South East Asia and the Pacific.
Puerto Princesa is a strategic location for the cruise port, as it houses the Underground River, also known as the Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also considered as a convenient entry point to famous vacation spots, including El Nido, San Vicente, and Taytay.