Saint Lucia: Deputy PM Ernest Hilaire welcomes Norwegian Encore to Port Castries

Saint Lucia: Deputy PM Ernest Hilaire welcomes Norwegian Encore to Port Castries

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Saint Lucia: Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information Ernest Hilaire shared a glimpse of the inaugural call of Norwegian Encore to Port Castries. According to the update shared by Tourism Minister Hilaire, it was the first visit of the ship to the country.

The country welcomed around 4,000 guests with 1,735 crew members. The social media post by Deputy Prime Minister informed, “Today Saint Lucia welcomed the Norwegian Encore to Port Castries for the first time. The ship, which debuted in November 2019, has a capacity of 3,998 guests with 1,735 crew.”

Furthermore, he expressed that it is always his pleasure to have these inaugural calls to the shores of Saint Lucia as it shows the courage the cruise companies have in the beautiful island home of Ernest Hilaire.

While welcoming the cruise ship, he stated, “Welcome to Saint Lucia, The Helen of the West!”

Earlier, on December 27 (Tuesday), Saint Lucia welcomed two cruises at Port Castries. The two cruises – Zaandam of the Holland America Line and Coasta Fascinosa brought thousands of guests to the beautiful country of Saint Lucia. Both cruise ships received a warm welcome and participated in the plaque exchange ceremonies. On that day, 3000 guests came to the country.

Saint Lucia is a must-visit choice for various travel enthusiasts because of its mesmerizing beauty. Saint Lucia has been regarded as the world’s best honeymoon destination. Saint Lucia is an island nation that offers a unique combination of beauty, culture as well as adventure. This beautiful country is located between the island nations St Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique. It is on the bucket list of travellers because of its vibrant culture, stunning beaches and lush green mountains.

Visitors enjoy their stay in the country because the nation provides unique experiences. The island is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, including Anse Chastanet and Sugar Beach. The beaches have golden sand and crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming, snorkelling, and other water activities. For those looking for adventure, the island has numerous hiking trails, rainforest hikes, and zip-lining opportunities.