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What's up with Trujillo (Banana Coast), Honduras?

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I've been reading about how cruise lines are scrambling for alternate ports of call and itineraries after hurricane Irma decimated several Caribbean destinations, and it made me wonder why Trujillo (Banana Coast) hasn't been able to attract more cruise ships. When it first opened, it was featured on several cruise line's itineraries, including weekly calls from NCL. Now, it seems like only a very small handful of ships ever stop there, and sometimes months go by before they receive a ship. Why has this port failed to attract more business?


Is it because of the crime rate in this country? Is it because cruise lines prefer to take their ships to their own private islands or where they have built their own infrastructure? Is it because the port doesn't offer enough attractions? Any input will be appreciated!



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  • 3 weeks later...

Good question!

We stopped at Trujillo last December, as a replacement for a cancelled port.

It was certainly not commercialised like so many ports, but I rather enjoyed the rustic feel. We spent the day just wandering the town and enjoyed it. I left hoping that, while some improvement to the infrastructure would help the tourist trade and income for the obviously poor locals, it could do without being overwhelmed with tourist tat. I hope it manages to retain some of the unspoiled feel.

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