Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 06, 2008 (CUOPM)
Over 17,500 cruise ship passengers visited St. Kitts for the first five days of this week, with over 2,000 more expected on Friday, the St. Christopher and Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) is reporting.
Statistician in the Port’s Marine Division, Mr. Ellenston Hendricks told the Communications Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister (CUOPM), that a total of 17,461 cruise passengers came aboard 9 cruise ships between Sunday 2nd March and Thursday 6th March. A tenth ship, the 2,642-passenger Carnival Destiny is scheduled to visit on Friday.
Three cruise ships berth on Sunday with 5,000 passengers, three arrived on Monday with 5,700 passengers; two ships berth on Tuesday with 4,600 passengers and one on Wednesday with just over 1800 and the Windsurf on Thursday with 215 passengers.
On Sunday 2nd, the Sea Cloud with 37 passengers and 60 crew arrived from St. Barths and departed for Antigua; the Explorer of the Seas with 3,243 passengers and 1,178 crew arrived from Barbados and left for St. Thomas; and Ocean Village with 1,735 passengers and 627 crew arrived from St. Maarten and departed for Antigua.