Published 15 November 2022
Buckie Got It St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
Basseterre, St. Kitts (15 November 2022) The St. Kitts Tourism Authority welcomes “Ocean Explorer” to the destination on its maiden cruise call. This is the fourth inaugural cruise call for the 2022-2023 cruise season. The five-star luxury vessel was launched in 2021. It is equipped with the latest satellite and navigation technologies and has a guest capacity of 162 passengers, offering up to 15 itineraries. In addition, the vessel offers fine dining restaurants, a multi-level observation lounge, a swimming pool, an outdoor movie screen, a fitness center, a spa, sunbathing area with two hot tubs, a shop, a theater for lectures, musical performances, and cultural events. St. Kitts is progressively welcoming more luxury cruise vessels, indicating the destination’s ability to cater to wide-ranging demographics and guest needs.
“St. Kitts continues to secure its rightful place within the cruise sector, the beauty, culture and history of the destination continues to contribute to destination appeal. I welcome Ocean Explorer to St. Kitts and look forward to expanding existing partnerships. The cruise season continues to accelerate during this post COVID-19 era thus creating job opportunities for our taxi drivers, vendors, merchants, restaurants, beach bars, and tour operators,” remarked Honourable Marsha Henderson, Minister of Tourism.
Cruise ship passengers are invited to venture deeper and fully immerse themselves in the island’s extraordinary adventures. Deputy CEO at the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Mrs. Melnecia Marshall, shares that cruise continues to play a central role in our wider tourism industry. “Our island’s ability to host luxury cruise ships like Ocean Explorer implies St. Kitts is a sought-after destination with a strong product. We are committed to refreshing the tourism product through innovation and creativity to increase our cruise line partners’ confidence in St. Kitts and work with stakeholders to exceed cruise passenger expectations thus offering more enriching experiences.”