Passengers and crew on the Arvia of P&O cruises were in for a treat on Saturday, as the vessel made its last home porting call on Antigua for the season.
National Hero, Sir Vivian Richards took part in a farewell activity organized for the passengers. This is the fourth inaugural call of Arvia which is expected to return in November for a full season.
On Saturday, Sir Viv spent a significant amount of time interacting with the passengers, mainly from the UK.
He talked to them about the game and when he toured England during the Somerset league.
The Arrianne Whyte, Hell’s Gate Steelband, Spirited Band, and RT Performers were also part of the activities on Saturday
Tourism Minister Charles “Max” Fernandez presented a plaque of appreciation to Captain Brown on behalf of Antigua Cruise Port.
“Captain Brown has spoken highly of the homeporting operation in Antigua. The first one was great…and it’s just gotten better and better and we’ve seen improvements to the facilities that we’ve got here,” he said.
And General Manager of the Antigua Cruise Port Dona Regis-Prosper said Arvia will return every two weeks when it returns to Antigua in November.
4859 passengers arrived aboard the vessel on Saturday with 864 disembarking and 878 boardings.