Santo Domingo.- America Cruise Ferries, of the company Marine Express, begins service between Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic today, with a ship that will weigh anchor from the port at Mayaguez at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The ferry will at night set sail every Monday at 7 p.m. from the Pan-American Terminal in front of San Juan’s Convention Center in Puerto Rico, and at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays from Mayaguez.
In its three arrivals to Puerto Rico it will berth at 8 a.m. for disembarkation.
The ferry-cruise ship can transport 1,100 passengers and a carries a combination of 165 containers and around 70 vehicles in every crossing. It had already begun freight operations on March16.
Marine Express president Néstor González said passenger service will have a roundtrip introductory fare of US$169 per person, including port fees to Mayaguez, and US$189 to San Juan.
The ship Caribbean Fantasy has staterooms that fetch an additional US$48, with the first three standard size suitcases free for adults; features a casino, night club, piano-bar, jewelry shop, duty free store, beauty parlor and swimming pool.