BASSETERRE (15th November, 2019): St. Kitts welcomed the luxury cruise ship, LE DUMONT-D’URVILLE, on its inaugural visit to St. Kitts on Thursday, with a maximum capacity of 180 affluent passengers.
The fourth Explore class ship from the PONANT cruise line, the LE DUMONT-D’URVILLE embodies a unique atmosphere of refinement, intimacy, and well-being, which is the cruise line’s signature. With limited capacity, the small cruise ship has more of the feel of a super yacht than your average cruise liner.
Product Development Manager Melnecia Marshall led a group of stakeholders onboard the ship to officially welcome the Captain, crew and passengers to the island.
“Welcome to our beautiful island. Not only will you be amazed by the places to see and things to do here, you will also be treated to the unique culture, traditions, sites and hospitality of our people,” Marshall said.
Florian Richard, Captain of LE DUMONT-D’URVILLE, expressed how impressed he was so far with services offered to the ship from SCASPA and the ship’s agents Delisle Walwyn.
He noted that his ship will make another visit later this month, and sister ship LE CHAMPLAIN will visit next year in February.
“St. Kitts is recommendable… the island is absolutely beautiful and safe. The Compagnie Du Ponant cruise line has been increasing the number of cruise ships in the Caribbean Sea and we will see an increase for St. Kitts in the next few years,” Captain Richard said.
LE DUMONT-D’URVILLE arrival is the first inaugural call for the 2019-2020 cruise season, which has a total of 420 cruise calls bringing more than a million passengers to St. Kitts.