Cruise passengers enjoy sea, sun and sand in St. Kitts

Celebrity Reflection at Port Zante Early Tuesday night in this Keeth France photo
Celebrity Reflection at Port Zante Early Tuesday night in this Keeth France photo

(CUOPM) Just over 8,000 cruise ship passengers from three ships visited Port Zante between Sunday and Tuesday of this week.

Industry sources said on Sunday 10th there were 3,090 passengers onboard Explorer of the Seas; 2,089 on the Celebrity Summit on Monday 11th and 2,826 on Tuesday 12th for a total of 8,005 passengers for the first three days of the week.

Scores headed for Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, sea and sun bathing on the beaches, snorkeling, sailing to Nevis, horseback riding, golfing, casino gambling, shopping and biking while others took time to surf the internet and make contact with friends and family.

The parade of cruise ships continues on Wednesday 13th with the visit of the 3,595 passenger Azura, the 3,838-passenger Adventure of the Seas and the 3,100-passenger Ventura on Thursday 13th and the 3,100-passenger Emerald Princess and the 3,700 passenger Carnival Valor on Friday15th.

Seven cruise ships are scheduled to visit St. Kitts during the week of November 17th to 23rd and nine ships during the week of November 24th to 29th.

For the 2013/2014 season some 15 new cruise ships will visit St. Kitts.

Projections for the 2013-2014 season call for an increase to 650,000 passengers and to more than 700,000 in 2014-2015.

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