Published 12 November 2023
Buckie Got It, St Kitts Nevis News Source
Disney Dream Debuts on St. Kitts’ Cruise Itinerary for the 2023-2024 Cruise Season
Basseterre, St. Kitts (11 November 2023) – Today marks a milestone for St. Kitts, as the inaugural cruise call of the illustrious Disney Dream graces its shores. This occasion not only signifies St. Kitts as a premier destination for the cruise industry but also emphasizes the significant contributions that cruise tourism makes to the destination’s thriving economy. As the cruise season continues to progress, St. Kitts eagerly embraces the opportunities this partnership brings for the island’s prosperity and continued growth.
The Disney Dream, meticulously built by the renowned Disney Cruise Line, is a true marvel of maritime elegance. Featuring unparalleled amenities and interactive entertainment, this vessel exemplifies the perfect marriage of leisure and luxury. By melding innovation, storytelling, and Disney’s signature magic, the Disney Dream offers an unrivalled cruising experience for guests of all ages.
With a staggering length of 1,115 feet and a capacity to accommodate over 4,000 guests, Disney Dream is a floating city equipped with an array of state-of-the-art facilities. Brave souls seeking adrenaline rushes can indulge in the exhilarating AquaDuck water coaster, the first of its kind at sea, while those yearning for relaxation can immerse themselves in the blissful serenity of the Senses Spa & Salon.
The inaugural cruise call of Disney Dream not only promises an experience for its guests but also ushers in an era of progress and prosperity for St. Kitts. As the second-largest cruise ship in Disney Cruise Line’s acclaimed fleet, the vessel’s arrival attests to the allure and appeal of our island as a must-visit destination in the Caribbean. This milestone reiterates the efforts made by both the Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority to position St. Kitts as a world-class port of call.
“The arrival of an inaugural cruise ship is associated with an influx of visitors, generating a wide range of economic benefits, inclusive of increased revenue for local tour operators, taxi drivers, artisans, and entrepreneurs. It also serves as a catalyst for the creation of jobs, both directly and indirectly associated with the thriving tourism sector,” stated Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, Chief Executive Officer at the St. Kitts Tourism Authority.
The inaugural cruise call of Disney Dream serves as a harbinger of extensive growth and affirms St. Kitts’ commitment to becoming the Caribbean’s premier cruise destination.