Cruise Tourism Boom on St.Kitts – Record 13 Ship Calls and 35,000 Visitors In 5 Days
BASSETERRE (24th March, 2016): More than 35,000 visitors came to St. Kitts from cruise ship calls over 5 days
Five cruise ships called on St. Kitts on Thursday March 24th alone , bringing more than 7,000 visitors to the island.
Wednesday saw a total of three ships arriving in St. Kitts, bringing close to 14,000 visitors to the destination. That day also saw the world largest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, docking at Port Zante and visiting St. Kitts for the first time, bringing more than 6000 passengers to the destination.
A Total of 13 ships called on St.Kitts within the week.
Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce, The Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, said it was important that the people of St. Kitts & Nevis are able to capitalize on the increase of cruise ship arrivals to the destination.
“The cruise sector is now filled with opportunities for enthusiastic individuals, and the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the St. Kitts Tourism Authority will continue to seek sustainable growth in the entire tourism industry,” Minister Grant said.
Minister Grant pointed this year St. Kitts will break the one million mark of cruise passengers visiting in a cruise season.
“Port Zante’s location in Basseterre and the large variety of unique and authentic tours makes St. Kitts a very special port of call,” Grant said.
The five ships visiting St. Kitts on Thursday were the Aida Luna, Thomson Celebration, Celebrity Eclipse, Wind Surf and Silver Wind.
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