After decades of transporting tourists to and from the historic Corregidor Island, travel company Sun Cruises, Inc. (SCI) announced its closure on Tuesday, June 9.
Situated 48 kilometers southwest of Manila, Corregidor Island is considered as one of the country’s last military bastions. (Hanah Tabios/MANILA BULLETIN)
Sun Cruises is the very first cruise line serving local and foreign tourists who are eager to see the island and witness the World War II ruins at the deserted tropical island in the province of Cavite.
In its notice to the public, the closure of the company took effect last May 16, but it was only announced on June 9.
“For more than three decades, Sun Cruises, Inc. has always been there with you in its unwavering commitment in promoting Corregidor as an important historical site and tourism destination,” the management said, citing that the unforeseen circumstances hounding the operations in the island led to its decision to close the business.
Prior to this, the management of the Corregidor Island Foundation earlier announced the temporary closure of the island following the government-imposed enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over the entire Luzon beginning March 15.
With this, Sun Cruises also announced the temporary cancellation of trips to the island.