Star Clippers drops Antigua in wake of murder of cruise ship passenger
ZIZ News…February 1, 2010 – The sister island of Nevis has been chosen to replace one of the cruise vessels that usually calls on Antigua.
According to an article in the Antigua Sun, Star Clippers announced that it is dropping calls in Antigua in the wake of last week’s murder of one of its passengers on the island.
The sailing ship line says it will substitute the Caribbean island of Nevis on upcoming itineraries of the 227-passenger Royal Clipper. The ship normally calls in Antigua every two weeks.
“Star Clippers has called at Antigua for many years without incident, and with its long sailing and yacht history, the island has always been a popular destination with our guests,” Star Clippers CEO Mikael Krafft said in a statement. “We are taking this decision after much deliberation, and we will continue to monitor the security situation in Antigua and evaluate our options for next winter season regarding returning to the island.”