A record number seven cruise ships have docked in St. Kitts on Friday November 17, bringing with them 10,000 passengers.
“We are extremely happy for what we are seeing in the cruise industry, but it hasn’t come easy. It has come with a lot of hard work and diligence,” said Mr. Lindsay Grant who is the minister for tourism, while thanking the team at the Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority for “pushing above their weight.”
Minister Grant said that for December 25 and 26, seven ships are expected to dock in St. Kitts on each day. He added that this is not an easy feat, but that his ministry has held consultations with different stakeholders, including the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services, the medical fraternity and vendors, to ensure that everyone is prepared to respond to all scenarios.
“Because we have to deliver first-class service to our visitors, we want them to leave knowing that it is not just about the sand or the sea – it’s about the beauty yes – but it’s also about first-class, first-rate service in a first line industry. That is what we want them to take away,” Mr. Grant said.