Royal Caribbean is in negotiations to begin featuring El Salvador on its upcoming 2012 cruise circuit. The Central American destination, which has been trying to position itself on the cruise tourism radar, citing its surfable beaches, ecotourism sites, Mayan ruins, and comparative affordability amongst its lures, is currently under-served by the industry (though a handful of cruise lines like Hapag-Lloyd and Fred Olsen have/are testing rare calls upon the nation). The arrangement seems to be a win-win for the country, cruise line, and passengers alike, with aims of providing an economic boost to the nation via its port of Acajutla on the Pacific Coast, as well as offering Royal Caribbean cruisers access to an off-the-path destination that can’t be experienced elsewhere.
What do you think, Cruise News readers? Would El Salvador be an intriguing port of call to you?