SKN will soon be able to host 3 largest cruise ships in the world says Minister of Public Infrastructure
By: Chaïra Flanders
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 20, 2019 (ZIZ News): St. Kitts and Nevis will soon be the only developing country in the world to host three of the world’s largest cruise ships at the same time.
That is according to Minister of Public Infrastructure, Hon. Ian Liburd who was the addressing media officials following a Media tour of the Second Cruise Pier on Monday.
He said, “When this is completed, the other cruise pier which already accommodates one of the world’s largest cruise ships, we will have in this country, the smallest independent country in the world that can accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships afloat today. We will not only accommodate one, I want to put it on record and I stand to be contradicted to date that we will be the only country in the world that can or will accommodate three of the world’s largest cruise ships simultaneously; at one time.”
He also revealed that the next phase of the Second Cruise Pier project will include the construction of a new terminal building at Port Zante to accommodate the additional cruise passengers.
He then explained that the new Terminal which will be controlled by SCASPA will be constructed east of Port Zante to accommodate tour operators.
“We will have a dispatch terminal that will be constructed east of Port Zante to comfortably accommodate the Taxi operators and independent tour operators. SCASPA will assume full control of the operations here at the terminal, splash zones and sterile areas of Port Zante”, Minister Liburd explained.
Construction of the Second Cruise pier began in June 2018 and is expected to be completed in September 2019.