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Puerto Rico Welcomes New Cruise Ship

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PUERTO RICO CRUISE SHIP
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico is welcoming a new cruise ship it says will generate $3.6 million in revenue this season.

Commerce and Economic Development Secretary Jose Perez-Riera says the Celebrity Silhouette ship that docked on the island for the first time Saturday can accommodate 2,850 passengers.

Perez-Riera said the U.S. Caribbean territory had seen a drop in cruise ship arrivals in the previous four years.

About 535,000 cruise ship passengers visited Puerto Rico from January to April of this year, a nearly 1 percent drop compared to the same period last year.

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