Last week the Government of St. Kitts proudly announced the completion of the second pier in Basseterre, St. Kitts. After two years of continuous hard work and $48 million invested, the new cruise ship dock in port Zante is ready to receive its first passengers.
The new pier means Port Zante can now simultaneously host up to three of the world’s largest cruise ships. With a population of just 55,000 residents, our small yet ambitious Caribbean nation can now claim the status held by many of the region’s larger passenger cruise-ship destinations. It’s a necessary and logic expansion, considering that the islands have welcomed one million visitors during each of the past two cruise seasons. A milestone visitor volume for our small and still developing destination.
The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) met with officials in St. Kitts and Nevis this week to discuss further development of the country’s cruise sector. They believe that we can soon become the Caribbean destination where cruise-goers choose to spend the most money. According to FCCA’s president, Michele Paige, her organization estimates that this could become a reality with the next three years.
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