Cruise numbers double in St. Vincent and The Grenadines

Cruise numbers double in St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Carnival dancers entertained cruise guests on the final day of Kingstown's 2017-2018 cruise season (mage: SVG Port Authority)

Cruise numbers more than doubled in St. Vincent and The Grenadines during a record-breaking 2017-2018 season, compared to the 2016-2017 season.

In 2017-2018, Kingstown Cruise Terminal on St. Vincent handled 103 cruise calls and 196,587 passengers, while the ports of Bequia, Mayreau and Canouan in The Grenadines hosted a total of 167 calls and 41,546 cruise guests. The three ports in The Grenadines all welcomed smaller ships.

Speaking to ICFR, Nichole Hazell Gun-Munro, marketing officer for cruise and yachting at Kingstown Cruise/Ferry Terminal SVG Port Authority, said: “This is more than double the numbers from the previous season.”

St. Vincent and The Grenadines’ 2017-2018 season closed with a call from Marella Cruises’ Marella Discovery on 14 April. To celebrate the end of the record-breaking season, Kingston Cruise Terminal hosted live music and dance performances.

The southern Caribbean nation’s 2018-2019 cruise season is expected to start on 8 November.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Thursday, May 24, 2018