Over 31, 000 cruise passengers at Port Zante for first two weeks

Carnival Victory and Celebrity Silhouette berth at Port Zante. (photo by Erasmus Williams)

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 15TH 2011 (CUOPM) – Over 21,000 cruise ship passengers visited St. Kitts last week.

Nine ships called during last week with a total of 21,178 passengers and a crew of 9,473.

Last Saturday, the 3,100-passenger capacity arrived with 3,056 passengers and a crew of 1,222.

On Friday two ships brought nearly 6,000 passengers. The 3,050-passenger capacity Carnival Victory brought 3,100 passengers and a crew of 1,073, while the 2,850-passenger capacity Celebrity Silhouette on its inaugural call, brought 2,863 passengers and a crew of 1,779.

On Thursday, the 2,556-passenger capacity Arcadia arrived from St. Maarten with 1,948 passengers onboard and a crew of 883. The 2,224-passenger Norwegian Dawn with 2,423 cruise passengers and a crew of 1,081 berth at Port Zante.

Celebrity Silhouette departing Basseterre in this Keeth France photo

Wednesday the 3,597-passenger Azura had on board 3,042 passengers and a crew of 1,205 and on Tuesday, the 540-passenger capacity Silver Spirit visited with 505 passengers.

Monday saw the 2,680-passenger capacity Carnival Miracle with 2,179 passengers and a crew of 943 on board and the 2,450-passenger capacity Celebrity Summit with 2,062 passengers and a crew of 923.

The first week of November, some 10,739 cruise passengers visited St. Kitts from five ships, bringing to 31,917 for the first two weeks of this month.

An estimated 84,000 cruise passengers are expected in November from 38 cruise ship calls.

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