The primary cruise send arrived into Saint Lucia for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic previous, greeted with celebrations and fanfare.
Famous person Millennium arrived at Pointe Seraphine at 7:40 with 414 passengers, to the sounds of metal pan tune and a masquerade depicting a mini carnival.
High minister, Allen Chastanet, tourism minister, Dominic Fedee, and captain Theodoros Zakkas of Famous person Millennium exchanged plaques commemorating the resumption of cruise services and products to the island.
3 Saint Lucian nationals hired with Famous person Millennium expressed the enjoyment of being again house and again at their cruise send jobs.
“The resumption of cruise provider is purpose for birthday party and illustrates our super partnership with the cruise trade.
“Welcoming the primary cruise send to Port Castries in the summertime speaks volumes for our trajectory,” mentioned Fedee.
Fortunate passengers have been stunned on arrival with presents together with branded Saint Lucia keepsakes.
Lodging suppliers together with Cap Maison, Bay Gardens Motels, Coco Palm, Fond Doux and Justin Residences talented passengers with go back keep applications.
The cruise visitors have been met with a complete supplement of well being protocols, performed in a newly erected facility on the Pointe Seraphine complicated.
Totally vaccinated adults have been issued white wristbands and invited to experience expanded get right of entry to to the island as a part of Saint Lucia’s contemporary protocol replace.
At the financial entrance, 8,386 people in Saint Lucia were re-employed throughout the tourism and cruise sector together with 1,500 taxi drivers and 135 excursion guides.
Some 115 distributors have been in a position to welcome cruise guests.