Cruise Tourism Resumes To St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis are celebrating the resumption of cruise tourism with the recent arrival of the Seabourn Odyssey, which will make a port call every week during the period July to October 2021.

To mark the occasion of the ship’s arrival, there was a symbolic ship-to-ship salute, live steelpan performances and the renown drummers greeted the Odyssey, her passengers and crew as it docked at South Friars Bay.

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris said: “Today is indeed a wonderful day for people of St. Kitts and Nevis as we warmly welcome the luxurious Seabourn Odyssey to our shores. Tourism is one of the main drivers of the economy, and therefore our plan is to reopen the destination for tourism and travel responsibly. We have implemented a phased approach to rebuilding the cruise sector aimed at supporting our local economy and providing our visitors with a safe and positive on-island experience.”

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant observed: “We are pleased to welcome the Seabourn Odyssey to St. Kitts and Nevis for the highly-anticipated restart of our cruise tourism sector. St. Kitts is a destination that remains in high demand amongst travelers and I want to thank our cruise line partners and our stakeholders here on island for working so diligently with us to ensure that all the necessary requirements were met to allow for the successful return of cruises to the Federation. This is indeed a propitious occasion as we begin rebuilding towards our preeminent cruise port position in the region.”

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