Finnish Cruise Makes History by Arriving to the D.R for the First Time

Finnish Cruise Makes History by Arriving to the D.R for the First Time

Despite the clouds and rainfall of the day, something happened for the first time in the history of our nation and Finland, and that is that during cruise season 2011-2012, the Kristina Cruise line began their transit in Sans Souci Port.

This cruise ship arrived with 400 passengers on board to the Dominican Republic, last Wednesday the 18th, with Finnish cruise tourists and crew members.

During that year, there will be four scheduled stops in the Santo Domingo Port using the Don Diego Terminal facilities.

The international guests were received at the compass of typical music, lead by the Folkloric Ballet of the Ministry of Tourism. They also set up stands where Dominican products such as cigars and ceramic dolls where displayed. The tourists also sampled locally produced goods such as beer, rum, coffee and chocolate.

The exchanging of plaques between the ship and the port was carried out by Mikko Partanen, captain of the Kristina, and Frederic Schad, of the naval agency Schad C. por A.

About Sansouci:

Sansouci is a company in the Real State & Tourism portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Hoy

Progreso and Unapec will Launch Business Program

Progreso and Unapec Will Launch Business Program

Santo Domingo. The Banco del Progreso and APEC University (Unapec) signed an agreement which states the creation of an exclusive Business program that will benefit the university student body with internships held in the financial entity.

Per the agreement, a program comprised by workshops, seminars, courses and advanced diploma programs, will be offered exclusively aimed at the business field. 

These educational actions could be integrated to the educational offer provided by the Economic Sciences and Business School of the educational entity.

The agreement was signed by the Progreso president, Mark Silverman, and the provost of UNAPEX, Justo Pedro Castellanos, at the rectory office. The agreement has a validity term of two years.

Silverman expressed that this agreement is of great significance to Banco del Progreso, which for many years has been hiring merit students to be the foundation of the new commercial dynamic promoted by Progreso.

About Banco del Progreso:

Banco del Progreso is a company in the Financial Services portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

Finnish Cruise Ship Arrives in Sans Soucí

Finnish Cruise Ship Arrives in Sans Soucí

Santo Domingo.  Amid cruise season, the Kristina Cruise line, began their transit stops in Sansoucí-Santo Domingo Port, thus registering in Dominican and Finnish history the primacy of a Finnish cruise docking in the country.

Kristina Katarina arrived to the Dominican Republic yesterday bringing along 400 cruise tourists and a net Finnish crew.

The exchanging of plaques between the ship and the port was executed by the Ship Captain Mikko Partanen and Victor Macarrulla, member of the Executive Committee of Sans Souci Ports. Embassador Mikko Pyhala, Finnish deputy, Jouko Skinnari; Pasi Kapanen, honorary deputy consul for Finland in D.R; Alex Schad, of the naval agency Schad, among other authorities, witnessed this traditional  protocol segment of the nautical world, when a cruise makes port for the first time. Kristina Katarina debuts in these surroundings; initiating their Eastern Caribbean route, featuring an itinerary that includes Dominican Republic and other destinations such as Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, Antigua, Curacao and Trinidad & Tobago. During 2012, it will dock four times in the Santo Domingo Port, using the Don Diego Terminal facilities.

For this season, Kristina Katarina will have a 36 hour scheduled stop, thus linking with several tour operatios that connect a night of typical Dominican celebration, city tours, a close-up of the cacao production and a Dominican style beach day.

Said in the words of Sharon Mei, commercial director for Sansoucí, and Santo Domingo Port, the arrival of Kristina Cruise proves the high level of cultural riches and attractions offered by the city of Santo Domingo, which incentivizes the approach of new lines of this type, which positively influences in the formalization of this cruise destination.

About Sansouci:

Sansouci is a company in the Real State & Tourism portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years.VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

Sans Souci Greets Cruise Tourists

Sans Souci organized a welcoming party for passengers of the Braemar ship, which docked in the Santo Domingo Port to celebrate the holiday season.

The Braemar, with approximately 900 tourists, all of them from Europe, in their majority from England, were received with rhythms and activities typical of the season. The event was sponsored by Chocolates Munné, Cerveza Presidente and the Ministry of Tourism.

About Sansouci:

Sansouci is a company in the Real State & Tourism portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: El Dia

 

Progreso Sponsors Premiere

Progreso Sponsors Premiere

Within the American Express Experience platform, business clients, as well as commercial and personal, together with Banco del Progreso staff, were able to enjoy the premiere for the film “Tin Tin” by director Steven Spielberg.

About Banco del Progreso:

Banco del Progreso is a company in the Financial Services portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: El Dia