Two cruise ships, Marella Discovery and Arvia, docked at the shores of St Kitts and Nevis on Monday, January 31, 2023. One of the ships, Arvia, made its inaugural call to Port Zante, St Kitts and Nevis. The Ministry of Tourism, St Kitts and Nevis shared the update from the inaugural visit on their social media.
As Marella Discovery and Arvia docked at the ports of St Kitts and Nevis, Visitors aboard these ships once again had the chance to sample our culture and hospitality. Meanwhile, the country’s stakeholders and Entrepreneurs of the country benefited from the economic activities that the cruises brought.
Accordingly, the tourism ministry shared the update of the “Inaugural Call” of Arvia.
The Ministry shared its experience through a social media post that reads:
P&O cruise vessel, “Arvia,” ventured to St. Kitts on its inaugural cruise call yesterday. As the largest cruise vessel of Carnival Corp, cruise passengers explored, dined, and immersed themselves in the multi-dynamic offerings of the destination. The Ministry boasted St Kitts’ ability to host ships of such magnitude. They expressed that this continues to boost our beloved cruise stakeholders economically.
At the inaugural call of the cruise, The St Kitts Tourism Authority, Ministry of Tourism, Delisle Walwyn, St. Christopher Air and Seaports Authority, and Urban Development Corporation honoured the ship’s arrival by hosting a plaque exchange ceremony onboard.
St Kitts and Nevis opened their shores to the world after a hiatus of two years due to Covid-19. After the government opened St Kitts and Nevis to the rest of the world for trade and tourism, the shores have received cruise calls almost every day for the last two months. Under the leadership of Marsha Henderson, stakeholders of the Ministry of Tourism have taken their tourism product to several countries in the world.
The Ministry has worked with all St Kitts and Nevis stakeholders to uplift their tourism product to be at par with the rest of the world. This development is evident in the successful cruise season that the country is having recently.