From 27 April to May 1st Grant led a delegation of local cruise stakeholders on sales calls with cruise decision makers in Europe, which also included meeting with Carnival UK Group’s chairman of the Board of Directors, David Dingle and Steven Young, Carnival UK Group’s director of Port Services and Government Affairs.
Young confirmed to Minister Grant that the Carnival UK Group had committed seven ships to visit St. Kitts during the 2015-16 and the 2016-17 seasons. The ships are the Azura, Queen Mary 2, Britannia, Adonia, Arcadia, Ventura and the Oceana, which together will make a total of 33 calls to St. Kitts during that period.
“I will continue to personally meet with cruise executives to increase business to St. Kitts,” Grant said. “These visits are critical and essential to maintaining current cruise line relationships and developing further business. We will continue to use these visits to get feedback on our current operations and plans for growing the cruise sector.”