Harmony of the Seas will continue to call at St Kitts until August 2017 (Image: Royal Caribbean International)
The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas, made her maiden call in St. Kitts on 3 May 2017.
Harmony of the Seas berthed at Port Zante, where her guests and crew were greeted by St. Kitts’ Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant, Minister of Transport Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd, and a delegation of tourism stakeholders.
“This speaks volume to the visionary actions of the Simmonds Administration in constructing a pier that can handle large ships such as the Harmony of the Seas,” said Grant. “Indeed St. Kitts is in a special class, for even though we have yet to receive a million passengers, we are considered to be a marquee destination capable of offering a wide array of activities for our guests.”
The 6,780-passenger Harmony of the Seas made her inaugural visit during a Caribbean voyage that included stops in St. Thomas, Jamaica, Haiti, Bahamas, St. Maarten and Puerto Rico. The vessel is scheduled to visit St. Kitts every two weeks from May until August 2017.
“Our relationship with Royal Caribbean is a strong ongoing partnership, as the Harmony of the Seas is scheduled to visit the island every two weeks from May through August,” said Grant. “We will continue to build on that, keeping open all channels of communication, as we work together to further develop the cruise sector.”