Two cruise ships schedule visits during the summer

Serenade of the Seas at Port Zante on Thursday

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 13TH 2011 (CUOPM) – For the first time in the history of cruise tourism two cruise ships are scheduled to visit St. Kitts during the summer making year-round calls to this destination.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s 2,501-passenger capacity Serenade of the Seas and Carnival’s Victory are scheduled to make a total of 31 calls during the off-season bringing an estimated 88,000 passengers to St. Kitts.

The Serenade of the Seas made its first call for the off-season on Thursday bringing 2,189 passengers and a crew of 852.

The Serenade of the Seas which arrived from Antigua and later sailed for St. Marten is scheduled to make a total of 11 calls between May and September with an estimated passenger capacity of 27,000. Its next call at Port Zante is on May 17th.

The Serenade of the Seas made a total 10 calls between October 2010 and April 2011 – the official cruise ship season.

The other cruise ship calling this summer is the 3,050-passenger capacity Carnival Victory which berth at Port Zante on Friday with 2,992 passengers and a crew of 1048. Its next port call is May 20th.

The Carnival Victory is scheduled to make 20 calls between May and September with a total passenger capacity of 61,000. It made 31 scheduled visits between October 2010 and April 2011.

During the Official Season, sister Carnival ships – the Carnival Miracle made 9 visits and the Carnival Liberty, one.

Sister ships of the Serenade of the Seas which called during the official season were the Explorer of the Seas with 9 calls and the Adventure of the Seas with two callas.

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