Statistics from the St. Kitts Tourism Authority’s Cruise Ship Schedule, indicates that between November 2011 and May 2012, there will be 67 days when at least one ship will berth.
There will be 60 days when two ships will be at Port Zante at the same time and 16 days when three ships will be docking together.
According to the schedule there are three days when four ships will be in port at the same time and one day when five ships will be visiting Port Zante on the same day.
An estimated 84,000 cruise passengers from 38 ship calls are projected for November, an estimated 106,000 passengers are projected in December from 49 ship visits and 95,000 passengers in January from 42 ship visits.
In February 2012, it is estimated that 98,000 passengers will visit from 47 scheduled ship calls and a similar number in March 2012 from 49 scheduled ship calls.
Just over 48,000 passengers are expected from 19 scheduled ship calls in April and an estimated 16,000 passengers in May from six ships as the official season closes.
Eleven cruise ships are expected to make inaugural calls this season. Visiting St. Kitts for the first time including those on a one-time call or on a schedule for the first time include the Allure of the Seas, Carnival Valor, Celebrity Silhouette, Jewel of the Seas, Mein Schiff 2, the Saga Ruby, Saga Pearl 2, Seabourn Quest, Navigator of the Seas, Queen Elizabeth and Thomson Dream.