2013-2014 cruise ship season “off to an excellent start” says Tourism Authority

Basseterre, St. Kitts, (CUOPM) – The St. Kitts Tourism Authority says that the 2013/2014 Cruise Ship Season is off to “an excellent start.”

With over 8,000 passengers on the ground last week Thursday when four cruise ships were in port, there were periods when passengers arriving at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, had some difficulty in getting taxi service.

When CUOPM visited the airport, there were just two taxi’s waiting outside the Arrivals Hall and none in the Taxi Parking lot.

The authority notes that last month close to 80,000 passengers were expected to have come ashore from 28 cruise ship visits and the four ships in port last Thursday brought total of 8,188 passengers to the island.

“Port Zante buzzed with economic flurry as dispatchers directed tourists to tour and taxi operators to go sight-seeing, sea and sun bathing on the beaches, snorkeling, sailing to Nevis, horseback riding, golfing, casino gambling, shopping, biking and wide variety of other adventures,” the Authority said.

With over 8,000 passengers on the ground last week Thursday, there were periods when passengers arriving at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, had some difficulty in getting taxi service.

The Authority noted that projections for the 2013-2014 season call for more than 700,000 guests expected from 183 ship days and some 15 new cruise ships will visit during this season.

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