According to a report issued by the Prime Minister’s Press Secretary, “Just over six thousand cruise passengers visited St. Kitts for the first two days of this week. Some 4,124 passengers on-board three ships visited on Sunday (20th February) and 2014 on one ship on Monday (21st February).
The release further explained that, “On Sunday, the 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle arrived from St. Lucia with 2,215 passengers and a crew of 915 before leaving for Florida; the 1,896-passenger Celebrity Mercury docked with 1,766 passengers and 835 crew members. It arrived from St. Croix and sailed for Antigua and the 308-passenger Wind Spirit arrived from St. Maarten with 143 passengers and 95 crew and departed for Tortola. The lone ship docking at Port Zante was the 2,038-passenger Celebrity Mercury with 2014 passengers and a crew of 919.”
Majority of the passengers, according to the release, came ashore to enjoy a day of sight-seeing via the Scenic Railway, taxis and tour buses; sun and sea bathing, sailing, zip-lining, snorkelling, horseback riding, hiking and shopping.
Today (22nd February, 2011), the scheduled calls are from the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Equinox and the 694-passenger Azamara Journeys which are expected to dock at Port Zante.
The 2,600-passenger Grand Princess, the 3,070-passenger Emerald Princess and the 228-passenger Royal Clipper are scheduled to visit on Wednesday and the 3,050 Carnival Victory and 1,266-passenger Maasdam on Friday 470-passenger with the Delphin berthing on Saturday.