It was therefore with much expectation that many of them, especially those located at Port Zante, welcomed the recent start of the parade of ships that will be visiting St. Kitts between November and April (next year).
Making its first visit for the season was the Brilliance of the Seas, which sailed into the Basseterre harbour on Tuesday. That visit is expected to be followed by two ships on Friday and eight others, during the course of next week.
Tuesday’s visit of the Brilliance of the Seas brought some 2,500-passengers, who arrived here from New Jersey, USA, before departing for nearby St. Maarten.
According a government release, most of the passengers came ashore and went on sight-seeing tours in Basseterre and island wide tours via the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, buses or taxis with stops at Caribelle Batik, Romney Manor, the Wingfield Rain Forest, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Mount Liamuiga and Black Rocks.
Some headed for the Zipline Tour at Old Road, sea and sun bathing on the beaches at Frigate Bay and the Southeast Peninsula, snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding, golfing, casino gambling and shopping while others took time to surf the internet and make contact with friends and family.
On Friday 9th November, the 3,473-passenger Carnival Victory and the 2,435-passenger Vision of the Seas will dock at Port Zante, stated the release.
Next week, Port Zante hosts over 19,000 cruise ship visitors with the arrival of the 400-passenger Silver Whisper and the 3,840-passenger Explorer of the Seas dock on Sunday 11th; the 2,450-passenger Celebrity Summit on Monday 12th; the 3,100-passenger Emerald Princess on Tuesday 13th; the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Eclipse on Wednesday 14th; the 2,435-pasenger Vision of the Seas on Thursday the 15th; and the 3,473-passenger Carnival Victory and the 624-passenger Amada on Friday the 15th November.