Haiti Begins Groundwork For Development of New Cruise Port

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - October 31, 2014

Above: Ile de la Tortue (Photo: MT Haiti)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti has begun the groundwork for the development of the new Carnival cruise port on the island of Ile de la Tortue.

Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin recently led a delegation to the island, aiming to “establish a first contact with the people of the area to inform them about the proposed development,” according to a statement from the Ministry.

Haiti and Carnival signed an agreement in the summer on a $70 million cruise port project on the island, which is located off Haiti’s northern coast.

It would be the second major cruise port in Haiti, along with the longstanding Royal Caribbean port in Labadee.

Villedrouin said she was emphasizing the benefits of this investment for locals, particularly the industries of agriculture and fisheries.

“This project will also support the promotion of handicrafts, training young people for careers in tourism and the creation of direct and indirect jobs in the region,” Villedrouin said.

Popular Posts the sexiest beaches including this resort at atlantis

The Sexiest Beaches in the Caribbean to Visit Right Now 

One is a beach with a nightclub-style pool right next door. Another is filled with beach bars — and even has its own au natural corner. Then there’s a beach that’s practically a nonstop party.  There are so many things that […]

The Best Caribbean Islands to Visit This Summer, From Antigua to St Croix

verandah antigua

We’ve been saying it for years, and we’ll keep saying it: in some ways, the Caribbean is even better in the summer months. The water is warm. It’s a bit less crowded, a little bit quieter. At night, the trade […]

The Winners of the 2024 Caribbean Green Awards 

caribbean green

With almost 20,000 votes, the winners of the Caribbean Green Awards 2024 Presented by E-Finity have been crowned.  From state-of-the-art marine conservation projects to hotels that are redefining sustainability, the Green movement has never been stronger in the Caribbean.  “This […]

Related Posts bahamas small hotels

Caribbean Hotels Keep Filling Up as Travel Demand Strengthens 

It was a very strong March for the Caribbean hotel industry, according to the newest data from hotel analytics firm STR.  Hotel occupancy was 76.4 percent last month, a sizable 7.3 percent jump over March 2023 — a very strong […]

American Airlines Is Adding More Daily Nonstop Flights to Dominica

dominica fort young

Fresh off the news that American Airlines would be running daily flights to Dominica for much of the summer, the world’s largest airline has plans to extend that service.  American Airlines already announced that it would be operating daily nonstop […]

Dominican Republic Cruise Tourism Keeps Growing 

celebrity cruises ship docked at port

It’s no secret that the Dominican Republic is the most popular destination in the Caribbean, as measured by air visitors.  But the country’s cruise industry has quietly been seeing rapid growth, too.  Indeed, the Dominican Republic welcomed just under 867,000 […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You