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Grenada Seeing Rise in Luxury Cruise Calls

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 21, 2017

By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

As Grenada looks towards projected growth for the upcoming cruise season, officials are particularly enthusiastic about the luxury brands coming to the destination, according to the Grenada Tourism Authority.

In the past two weeks, Grenada welcomed two inaugural luxury cruises– the Viking Sea on November 2 and MS Europa on November 14.

The Viking Sea has a passenger capacity of 930 and crew capacity of 550.


On November 14, the MS Europa called at the Melville Street Cruise Terminal, with a passenger capacity of 516 and a crew capacity of 240.

“Pure Grenada is delighted to be attracting these high end smaller cruise ships to our shores,” said GTA CEO Patricia Maher. “It is a testament to the high quality experiences offered on island from personalized chocolate tours to delicious rum tasting, to our adventure tours on land and sea and to our warm and friendly people who welcome the guests wholeheartedly.”

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