MIAMI (Nov. 29, 2012) — Ultraluxury Silversea Cruises is the first cruise line to sign on to call at Banana Coast, the newest western Caribbean cruise destination at Trujillo, Honduras. The 296-passenger Silver Cloud is scheduled to call Dec. 17, 2014.
Silversea has been recognized by leading consumer and trade publications as defining the ultra-luxury cruise experience. In the United States Silversea was voted “World’s Best” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler nine times and Travel & Leisure seven times, and was awarded “Best Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships” by Luxury Travel Advisor in 2011.
“We are pleased to have a high-end brand like Silversea Cruises be the first to commit to call at Banana Coast,” said Michael Greve, president of Global Destinations Development, one of the companies partnering in the port project. “It’s a testament to how we have carefully created a destination that is culturally and historically appealing to the most sophisticated travelers.”
Greve said construction at Banana Coast, which began in August 2011, is now 80 percent complete, and the facility is expected to have a soft opening in January 2013. The port will be open to host ships throughout 2013 and beyond.
“We have met with several other cruise lines and have hosted site inspections by cruise line executives,” said Greve. “We expect that several lines soon will commit to adding Banana Coast to their itineraries.”
Plans for Banana Coast Landing call for construction of a 50,000-square-foot shopping facility and transportation hub on 10 acres of beachfront land. Themed “Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea,” the $20 million Banana Coast project currently employs 150 construction workers, engineers and architects. A future phase will see construction of a two-berth, post-Panamax pier.
In March 2012, the developers unveiled an ambitious and diverse shore excursion program designed to offer something for everyone, including cultural, soft-adventure and eco-tour offerings.
The tours enable guests to explore the area from land, air and sea. In addition to the signature tour — Campo del Mar Nature Park & Beach Break — highlights include a VIP airplane ride to the Mayan ruins at Copan; a snorkeling adventure at a beautiful starfish bank, and kayaking in the pristine Guaimoreto Lagoon. Guests looking to stay on land have the chance to discover the port’s appeal through an exciting mountain ATV ride, a culinary tasting tour or a trolley ride through the colonial town of Trujillo.
Future plan phases include creation of the 100-acre Campo del Mar, which will incorporate an integrated heritage park, river park, wildlife park and nature park — all easily accessible from Banana Coast Landing.
The Banana Beach Resort has just released the Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 Vacation packages.
Book your relaxing 8-Day “all-inclusive” getaway and get a head start on beating the winter blues. Rand Pop, owner of Banana Beach said, “that in addition to the private villas and tennis courts, they are currently constructing 3 swimming pools which will be available for guests to use.”
Property owners in Life Vision’s Alta Vista and Coroz Alta developments can redeem their food and beverage credit at the open air Mystique Restaurant located in Banana Beach steps away from the Caribbean Sea. For more information, please see the attached brochure Banana Beach Fall 2011 & Winter 2012 Getaway Brochure or visit http://www.bananabeachbums.com.
At least half the wait is over! The first of our 2 pregnant Spider Monkeys gave birth to 1 perfect little baby on July 13th 2011.
She is the second resident and the first monkey to give birth at Campo del Mar.
Please help us welcome the new little bundle of joy to Campo del Mar! Those of you planning a visit to Trujillo this fall must include a visit to Campo Del Mar Nature Park in your intinerary. There you can see our family of monkeys, exotic red feather macaws and a host of other animals we are re-habilitating.
Looking forward to the next birth.
Martine, Mark and the Campo del Mar Family
Take a sneak peak at the new construction video released by Jaguar Construction. You can view finished homes built alongside the lush mountainside of Campa Vista, renderings of model house in Coroz Alta and an animated construction of the a 3 bedroom 2-storey Santa Fe home in Alta Vista from the ground up to a furnished home, with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.
The Early Bird offer expires at the end of July, 2011, so those of you wanting to take advantage of the low construction should act quickly without delay. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, today.
Construction in the ALTA VISTA Beachside development continue to move forward as planned. Roads systems have been installed and construction of 2 beachside homes are well underway. One of the home owners visited to Trujillo earlier in the spring and witnessed the foundation of their home being installed. They are looking forward to the completed house which will be later this season.
Tranquility Bay Airlines in conjunction with Tranquility Bay Resort has announced 7 and 14 night all-inclusive Vacation Packages for anyone looking for a relaxing Caribbean getaway. For more information, select Tranquility Bay Vacation Getaway.
On Tuesday June 21, 2011 the President of Honduras, Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo Sosa presented Randy Jorgensen, CEO of Life Vision Developments, with a special award and recognition at the Annual Meeting of the Ministers held in Trujillo.
Randy a Canadian, who has called Trujillo his second home for the past 20 years humbly received the award and thanked the Ministers, Member of Congress, Mayor of Trujillo and other Trujillo residents who were in attendance. As a result of his many contributions over the years, Randy is now referred to as the “Adopted son of Trujillo”.
In his acceptance speech Randy said, “Together we have begun the transition from a small town at the end of the road, to an economic engine that will be the envy of Honduras.”
The success of the Open for Business Event earlier in May has initiated international attention in Trujillo. There is now talk of other projects including infrastructure projects and a potential international airport in Trujillo.