5 cruise ships dock at St Vincent and the Grenadines, brings 8000 passengers

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St Vincent and the Grenadines welcomed five cruise ships, two into Port Kingstown and three into Port Elizabeth, on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024.

The cruise ships that berthed in Port Kingstown include Costa Fortuna and Mein Schiff,  Marella Discovery, Royal Clipper, and Le Bellot, docked in Port Elizabeth. Notably, the ships brought approx 8000 passengers to the shores of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Moreover, Minister of Tourism Carlos James also mentioned the expansion of the tourism sector of St Vincent and the Grenadines as the economic condition of the island nation following the brutal challenges faced by the nation during the pandemic era.

The Tourism Minister, Carlos James stated “Cruise calls increased by 20% in 2023, with a 120 per cent increase in cruise guests to the location over the same period in 2022.”

As per the Tourism Minister, Carlos James, the preliminary data reveals that 2023 will surpass 2022 by 83.2%. It is to be noted that it is double the last year’s number.

Additionally, Cruise calls to St Vincent and the Grenadines increased for the second year in a row, surpassing pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

Tourism is the economic pillar in St Vincent and the Grenadines. During his address, Minister of Tourism Carlos James shared his vision for improving the tourist experience, including the enhancements to several existing and new eco-tourism sites.

St Vincent and the Grenadines welcomed 5 cruise ships. Picture Credits: Fb accounts
St Vincent and the Grenadines welcomed 5 cruise ships. Picture Credits: Fb accounts

Furthermore, the arrival of cruise ships will play a pivotal role in enhancing the tourism sector of the island nation. It will also create a surge for several services, which include restaurants, guided tours and shops, which will directly create job opportunities for the local communities.

The port schedule of St Vincent and the Grenadines for 2024 is as follows:

  • 3rd February 2024 – Mein Schiff 3 with approx. 2700 passengers.
  • 8th February 2024 – MSC Seaside with approx. 5336 passengers.
  • 9th February 2024 – AIDAperla with approx. 3400 passengers.
  • 9th February 2024 – MSC Seaside with approx. 5336 passengers.
  • 14th February 2024 – Royal Clipper with approx. 227 passengers.
  • 14th February 2024 – Mein Schiff 4 with approx. 2700 passengers.
  • 14th February 2024 – Costa Fortuna with approx. 3250 passengers.
  • 15th February 2024 – Britannia with approx. 4406 passengers.
  • 18th February 2024 – Norwegian Sky with approx. 2405 passengers.
  • 21st February 2024 – Costa Fortuna with approx. 3250 passengers.
  • 22nd February 2024 – MSC Seaside with approx. 5336 passengers.
  • 22nd February 2024 – Costa Fortuna with approx. 3250 passengers.
  • 23rd February 2024 – AIDAperla with approx. 3400 passengers.
  • 23rd February 2024 – Seven Seas Splendor with approx. 829 passengers.
  • 27th February 2024 – Emerald Princess with approx. 3679 passengers.
  • 28th February 2024 – Royal Clipper with approx. 227 passengers.
  • 28th February 2024 – Mein Schiff 4 with approx. 2700 passengers.
  • 28th February 2024 – Marella Voyager with approx. 2669 passengers.
  • 29th February 2024 – Seven Seas Splendor with 829 passengers.
  • 2nd March 2024 – Britannia with approx. 4406 passengers.
  • 3rd March 2024 – Norwegian Sky with approx. 2405 passengers.
  • 7th March 2024 – MSC Seaside with approx. 5336 passengers.
  • 8th March 2024 – AIDAperla with approx. 3400 passengers.
  • 10th March 2024 – Seven Seas Splendor with approx. 829 passengers.
  • 13th March 2024 – Mein Schiff 4 with approx. 2700 passengers.
  • 13th March 2024 – Costa Fortuna with approx. 3250 passengers.
  • 14th March 2024 – Britannia with approx. 4406 passengers.
  • 14th March 2024 – Costa Fortuna with approx. 3250 passengers.
  • 16th March 2024 – Marella Voyager with approx. 2669 passengers.
  • 19th March 2024 – Seven Seas Splendor with approx. 829 passengers.
  • 21st March 2024 – MSC Seaside with approx. 5336 passengers.
  • 22nd March 2024 – AIDAperla with approx. 3400 passengers.
  • 22nd March 2024 – MSC Seaside with approx. 5336 passengers.
  • 24th March 2024 – Wind Spirit with approx. 178 passengers.
  • 26th March 2024 – Norwegian Sky with approx. 2405 passengers.
  • 27th March 2024 – Royal Clipper with approx. 227 passengers.
  • 27th March 2024 – Amadea with approx. 624 passengers.
  • 28th March 2024 – Marella Voyager with approx. 2669 passengers.
  • 31st March 2024 – Mein Schiff 6 with approx. 2700 passengers.
  • 5th April 2024 – MSC Seaside with approx. 5336 passengers.
  • 10th April 2024 – Marella Discovery with approx. 2074 passengers.
  • 6th November 2024 – Mein Schiff 2 with approx. 2894 passengers.
  • 7th November 2024 – Britannia with approx. 4406 passengers.
  • 10th November 2024 – Aurora with approx. 2258 passengers.
  • 15th November 2024 – AIDAperla with approx. 3400 passengers.
  • 16th November 2024 – Explora 2 with approx. 1473 passengers.
  • 18th November 2024 – Oceania Insignia with approx. 803 passengers.
  • 19th November 2024 – Spirt of Discovery with approx. 1000 passengers.
  • 20th November 2024 – Mein Schiff 2 with approx. 2894 passengers.
  • 21st November 2024 – Britannia with approx. 4406 passengers.
  • 27th November 2024 – MSC Virtuosa with approx. 5772 passengers.
  • 29th November 2024 – AIDAperla with approx. 3400 passengers.
  • 4th December 2024 – Mein Schiff 2 with approx. 2894 passengers.
  • 5th December 2024 – Britannia with approx. 4406 passengers.
  • 7th December 2024 – Explora 1 with approx. 1473 passengers.
  • 8th December 2024 – Marella Voyager with approx. 2669 passengers.
  • 9th December 2024 – MSC Virtuosa with approx. 5772 passengers.
  • 10th December 2024 – Costa Fortuna with approx. 3250 passengers.
  • 10th December 2024 – Wind Spirit with approx. 178 passengers.
  • 11th December 2024 – Royal Clipper with approx. 227 passengers.
  • 11th December 2024 – Wind Spirit with approx. 178 passengers.
  • 12th December 2024 – Oceania Vista with approx. 1200 passengers.
  • 13th December 2024 – AIDAperla with approx. 3400 passengers.
  • 14th December 2024 – Oceania Insignia with approx. 803 passengers.
  • 18th December 2024 – Mein Schiff 2 with approx. 2894 passengers.
  • 18th December 2024 – Costa Fascinosa with approx. 3617 passengers.
  • 23rd December 2024 – Marella Voyager with approx. 2669 passengers.
  • 23rd December 2024 – MSC Virtuosa with approx. 5772 passengers.
  • 24th December 2024 – Wind Spirit with approx. 178 passengers.
  • 24th December 2024 – Costa Fortuna with approx. 3250 passengers.
  • 25th December 2024 – Royal Clipper with approx. 227 passengers.
  • 26th December 2024 – Britannia with approx. 4406 passengers.
  • 27th December 2024 – AIDAperla with approx. 3400 passengers.
  • 29th December 2024 – Oceania Insignia with approx. 803 passengers.
  • 30th December 2024 – Azamara Journey with approx. 781 passengers.
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