The Honduras newspaper La Prensa reports today that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández will accompany representatives of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) on possible locations which will be marketed to cruise passengers arriving in Honduras. The FCCA is an organization which promotes the interests of the U.S. based cruise lines doing business in the Caribbean ports of call.
Tomorrow the president of Honduras will accompany the FCCA representatives during tours of the city of Gracias, Lempira, and the Copan Archaeological Park (el Parque Arqueológico de Copán), as part of a "reconnaissance" trip to sites where the cruise tourists from Roatan, Bay Islands may visit.
The newspaper says that President Juan Orlando Hernández will accompany visitors on Thursday, May 29th together with representatives of the largest cruise lines in the world, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise.
The distance from the island of Roatan to the city of Gracias, which is in the mainland of Honduras, is around 190 miles.
Is this really a suitable tourist spot for a U.S. tourist arriving in Honduras by cruise ship?
Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world and is subject to warnings from the U.S. Department of State.
I previous listed Honduras as the second most dangerous cruise destination in the world.
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Photo Credit: La Prensa