The Antigua Cruise Port has welcomed its first vessel for the 2023/2024 winter season. The Seabourn Pursuit, an ultra-luxury ship, made her way to Heritage Quay for her inaugural call on Saturday morning.
Tourism officials boarded the new vessel, which has a capacity of 264 passengers, for the traditional plaque exchange ceremony with the captain.
Antigua Cruise Port’s Leasing & Marketing Officer, Jessica Russell, said, “We wish you a warm welcome to Antigua and we hope that both you and your guests enjoy your time here. We also invite you to visit us again soon.”
Captain Ertan Vasvi of Seabourn Pursuit thanked the tourism representatives for their hospitality.
Antigua Cruise Port is expecting a robust season, the best since the COVID-19 pandemic.
In November, the company will recommence homeporting operations with P & O Cruises’ Arvia and will also begin homeporting with the luxury superyacht, Emerald Sakara.
Turnaround calls with Royal Clipper, Star Clipper, and SeaDream II are also scheduled