Above: Allure of the Seas
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Royal Caribbean will be doubling its summer port calls to St Kitts, the island’s Tourism Authority announced this week.
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas will both be calling on St Kitts in the 2016 summer season as part of an expanded summer offering to the island.
“With two Oasis-class ships contributing to an increase in total summer port calls from Royal Caribbean on the whole, the line will be bringing significantly more cruise passengers to our shores next year during what is typically the off-season for cruising in the Caribbean,” said St Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant. “We anticipate that this will lead to an increase in the amount of money spent in our shops, restaurants, activity providers and other businesses and thereby boost St. Kitts’ local economy. I’m very grateful Royal Caribbean for their expanded partnership, which has been developing over the years.”
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships have the capacity for 5,400 passengers, around double the typical cruise ship.
Oasis and Allure will make a combined nine calls to St Kitts in the summer of 2016.