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St. Kitts Does It Again! Destination Punches Above Its Weight

Posted by Caribbean World Magazine on 17 December 2019 | 0 Comments

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17 December 2019

Pictured (Left to right): Clayton Perkins (Executive Chairman at Delisle Walwyn); Ioannis Kasimatis (Captain of Celebrity Summit); Racquel Brown (CEO at the St. Kitts Tourism Authority); Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant (Minister of Tourism); Hon. Timothy Harris (Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis); Hon. Ian Liburd (Minister of Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development and Transport); Gary Da Silva (Chairman at SCASPA) and Denzil James (CEO at SCASPA).

Pictured: Four ships docked at St. Kitts' Port Zante for the first time ever today - Anthem of the Seas and Brittania at the first pier and Celebrity Summit and Seabourn Odyssey at the new second pier.

Basseterre, St. Kitts (December 16, 2019) - Continuing to set tourism and cruise records, four cruise ships docked at Port Zante today for the first time in St. Kitts' history, 
bringing a total of 10,629 cruise passengers to its shores with two of the ships moored at the newly constructed second cruise pier. 
Limited operations started today at the second cruise pier, with the docking of the Celebrity Summit, with a maximum capacity of 2,450 passengers and the Seabourn Odyssey, 
with a maximum capacity of 450 passengers. An arrival area is presently under construction for the second pier, meanwhile cruise passengers use a concrete walkway to get to the Port Zante Arrival Hall. 
The other two ships docked at Port Zante were the Britannia with a maximum capacity of 4,372 passengers, and the Anthem of the Seas, with a maximum capacity of 4,905 passengers.
Pictured: The Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism (at left), shaking hands with Ioannis Kasimatis, Captain of the Celebrity Summit.
Prime Minister The Hon. Timothy Harris, Minister of Tourism The Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, and the Minister of Transport The Hon. Ian Patches Liburd, 
along with tourism and port officials, were on hand to welcome passengers at the newly opened second pier.
Pictured: Prime Minister the Hon. Timothy Harris welcoming cruise ship passengers today at the newly opened second pier.
Prime Minister Harris said this was yet another major milestone for St. Kitts, which would result in more ships coming to the island.
"This is indeed an historic day for St. Kitts, as never before have we had four larger cruise ships docked at the same time in Port Zante,”
 Prime Minister Harris said. "We are moving in the right direction, and the Team Unity Government will continue to invest in projects that empower our people and enlarge 
the economic opportunities and freedoms within St. Kitts & Nevis.”

Pictured: Minister of Tourism the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant welcoming cruise ship passengers today at the newly opened second pier.
Minister Grant noted that the second pier will keep St. Kitts high on the list of the cruise lines' top Caribbean ports of call.
"This is yet another competitive edge in the Caribbean cruise industry, affirming St. Kitts' enviable position in the cruise market," Minister Grant said. 

"Indeed I am proud to note the growth of our cruise arrivals, the sector's contribution to GDP, the increase in certified taxi and tour operators and our attainment of marquee port status."