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St. Kitts Continues to Strengthen Partnerships
with Cruise Lines
Basseterre, St. Kitts – To ensure a stronger relationship with Royal Caribbean International, St. Kitts’ Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant., recently met with the CEO and President, Michael Bayley, when he visited the island onboard the Harmony of the Seas.
Minister Grant welcomed Mr. Bayley, who made his first visit to the destination while vacationing on the Harmony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, on its final visit to the island for the 2016-2017 cruise season.
“It was truly an honor to meet and welcome Michael Bayley to our beautiful island,” said Minister Grant. “The relationship between St. Kitts and the Royal Caribbean cruise line is indeed a strong one. We listen carefully to their advice and recommendations, without losing focus on addressing the wider development needs of our destination, ensuring that local people share in the benefits of our expanding cruise sector.”
Royal Caribbean showed confidence in St. Kitts as premier cruise destination by adding two vessels from its Oasis Class Fleet, Harmony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, to the cruise itineraries calling on island for the summer cruise season.
The Harmony of the Seas made five port calls to the island of St. Kitts during the period of May to August, the slowest months of the cruise season.
About St. Kitts:
St. Kitts is currently ranked by US News & World Report, with sister island Nevis, at #1 on a list of Best Caribbean Honeymoons, #2 on a list of the Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in the World, #7 on a list of the Best Islands in the World, #11 on a list of the Best Family Vacations in the Caribbean, #12 on a list of the Best Caribbean Beaches and #16 on a list of the Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean. The destination is also ranked at #8 on a list of the Top 10 Best Islands for a Holiday by Places To See In Your Lifetime and one of the Top 12 Best Caribbean Vacations on FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel website, TripAdvisor®.
Most recently, The Wall Street Journal ranked St. Kitts as #9 on a list of 10 places across the world for Where to Vacation in 2017, Coastal Living ranked St. Kitts as #16 of The World’s 21 Top Luxury Beach Destinations in 2017 and Caribbean Journal ranked as #11 of 25 Caribbean Destinations to Visit in 2017. St. Kitts has also been named #8 of the Top 10 Sexiest Places on the Planet by Reader’s Digest (Canada), one of the Best Caribbean Cruise Destinations by Thrillist and one of 6 Caribbean Islands You Need to Visit Now by Travelocity. Further, St. Kitts’ Brimstone Hill National Park was ranked as one of the 25 Most Beautiful Places in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler and the St. Kitts Music Festival was ranked among the Best Music Festivals in the Caribbean by USA Today.
Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Located in the northern Leeward Islands, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on the beach. For more information about St. Kitts, visit www.stkittstourism.kn.
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