Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Over 800,000 visitors expected by April 2024

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Over 9,000 cruise visitors arrived aboard four luxurious cruise ships in October, and the excitement is just getting started.

The cruise tourism sector is projecting that over 800,000 people will visit the country by the end of April next year – and you can be a part of it!

The Antigua Cruise Port (ACP) is reporting that a total of 9,326 visitors arrived aboard the four vessels that called during the past month.

The vessels were the Seabourn Pursuit of the Seabourn Cruise Line, Regal Princess of Princess Cruises, Britania of the P&O Cruise Lines, and Mein Schiff 4 of TUI Lines.

Two vessels – Seabourn Pursuit and Mein Schiff 4 made their inaugural calls to Antigua in October, and they were greeted with a warm welcome.

For November, a total of 47 cruise ship calls have been listed, including some that will be making inaugural calls to the destination. That means there are new adventures waiting for you at every turn.

But that’s not all! Antigua Cruise Port has some big plans in store. Luxury mega yacht Emerald Sakara will begin homeporting on November 18th when it makes its inaugural visit.

The vessel is expected to be stationed at the Nevis Street Pier while the largest vessel, Arvia, will be homeporting at the Fifth Berth on that date.

ACP will conduct simultaneous homeporting operations with both vessels in the upcoming season. And that’s just the beginning.

SeaDream II, Star Clipper, and Royal Clipper will also do turnarounds, and preparations continue for the anticipated inaugural call of an Oasis Class ship from Royal Caribbean, which is tentatively scheduled for January 2, 2024.

Much has depended on the clearing of a rock formation at the mouth of the channel before a final confirmation can take place.

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