Antigua and Barbuda: Cruise arrivals expected to cross 400,000 mark for 2024

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Antigua and Barbuda: Antigua and Barbuda is all set to create a significant record this weekend, as the arrivals of visitors to the island nation is anticipated to reach the mark of 400,000 via cruise ships. On Tuesday, six cruise vessels disembarked to the shores of the island nation bringing over 9500 passengers to the island nation signifies that island nation is close to touch that milestone.  

The six cruises that made their calls to the shores of St John’s include Seabourn Quest, Marella Voyager, Britannia, Norwegian Viva, Sea Dreamer and Royal Clipper. Out of which four cruises docked at Heritage Quay Port, meanwhile, Sea Dreamer and Royal Clipper docked at the Falmouth Harbour Port.

The arrival of a large number of tourists to the island nation reflects the unwavering commitment and dedication of the tourism authority towards elevating Antigua and Barbuda to greater heights, leading to the growth and development of the nation.

Cruise tourism plays a significant role in promoting the vibrant culture and traditions of one’s nation. Therefore, the administration of Antigua and Barbuda is making continuous efforts to attract a maximum number of tourists by showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the nation to all visitors with the motive to promote Antigua and Barbuda as an ideal holiday destination.

The arrival of six cruises to the shores of Antigua and Barbuda has brought several opportunities for the local citizens such as creating a surge in several departments and sectors.

The sectors include hospitality, restaurants, local transportation, local businesses and many more. It not only boosts the tourism sector of the country but also promotes the economic conditions, generating huge amounts of revenues for the island nation.

Moreover, Sirena will also make its arrival in Barbuda, welcoming over 600 passengers, this visit will be the first-ever visit of the largest vessel to the sister island.

The residents have appreciated the tourism authority of Antigua and Barbuda who are making constant efforts in growing and developing the nation both as a tourism spot and economically. The tourism authority has also shared its vision of improving the overall tourism conditions in order to diversify and stabilize the local as well as the overall economy.

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