St Kitts and Nevis is resuming its cruise sector as it welcomes the ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn Odyssey. The ship will make a port call on the islands every week between July and October, bringing with it fully vaccinated travellers who have demonstrated the strict travel protocols outlined by the Ministry of Health.
Along with Seabourn, St Kitts and Nevis will also see a steady increase over the summer of various other ships, including Celebrity Summit, Celebrity Equinox, Allure of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas. As tourism is one of the main drivers of its economy, the revival of St Kitts and Nevis’ cruise sector is vital in generating revenue, particularly as the pandemic begins to ease off due to global vaccination programmes.
Commenting, Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, said: “We are pleased to welcome the Seabourn Odyssey to St Kitts and Nevis for the highly-anticipated restart of our cruise tourism sector.
“St Kitts is a destination that remains in high demand amongst travellers and I want to thank our cruise line partners and our stakeholders here on island for working so diligently with us to ensure that all the necessary requirements were met to allow for the successful return of cruises.”