Castries, Saint Lucia: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Culture –Ernest Hilaire took social media and recalled the arrival of the largest ship Arvia. While recognising the experience, he stated that the number of passengers who disembarked on Arvia’s call to Saint Lucia on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, was very encouraging.
Further, he stated that over 1800 passengers use the cruise ship to book shore excursions. Aside from that, over 1000 people disembarked from the ship to explore our beautiful island and visit the communities for authentic Lucian experiences.
He also mentioned that this benefited the local economy greatly because it hired several Saint Lucians as tour guides, port agents, taxi drivers, and all the other jobs involved in the cruise and tourism sectors, both directly and indirectly.
“We are prepared to make their visit, as well as the visits of all cruise ships and visitors to Saint Lucia, more memorable,” his post further claimed.
Saint Lucia is a stunning Caribbean island known for its breathtaking beaches, lush rainforests, and stunning vistas. It is also a popular destination for cruise tourism. Cruise ships stop at the island’s two main ports, Castries and Soufriere, bringing visitors from all over the world to explore the island’s natural beauty and cultural attractions.
Those taking a cruise to Saint Lucia can expect to experience a variety of activities. One of the most popular activities is the visit to the world-renowned Pitons, two volcanic spires that rise from the sea. The view of the Pitons is truly breathtaking, and visitors can also take part in a range of adventure activities such as zip-lining or hiking. Other popular activities include scuba diving, snorkelling, and kayaking, allowing visitors to explore the vibrant marine life of the Caribbean.
In addition to outdoor activities, Saint Lucia also offers a range of cultural attractions. Visitors can explore the island’s colonial history at the Morne Fortune Fort and Pigeon Island National Park. They can also visit the island’s local markets and craft villages, as well as some of its unique attractions, such as the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens and the Sulphur Springs.
Cruise passengers can also take part in a range of shore excursions and experiences, from day trips to Soufriere to sunset cruises and catamaran tours. Local tour operators can provide a range of activities, from horseback riding and zip-lining to snorkelling and hiking.
Cruise tourism in Saint Lucia is a great way to experience the best of the Caribbean, from its stunning beaches to its vibrant culture and unique attractions. With its variety of activities and attractions, Saint Lucia is the perfect destination for a cruise holiday.