Port Castries prepares for increase in cruise ship visits

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Port Castries prepares for increase in cruise ship visits
Port Castries
Port Castries


PRESS RELEASE –
 Port Castries is poised to welcome over 685,000 cruise passengers and over 375 cruise ships for the upcoming 2014/2015 cruise season—an increase from the previous year.

Castries Port, which has been ranked among the top 50 ports two years in a row by Cruise Insight: the Global Cruise Market Magazine, is no stranger to large numbers and has stated that it is well prepared.

A number of cruise lines are scheduled to return, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, P&O Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Windstar and MSC Cruise Lines. In addition, there is also an increase in calls/visits from MSC, Holland America, Thompson and Oceana Cruise Lines. Back on the itinerary this year after an eight-year hiatus is Disney Cruise Lines, which will be making approximately five calls to the island for 2014/2015.

“Saint Lucia has become one of the best performing cruise destinations in the Caribbean and this is no accident,” Ms. Dona Regis, Director of Marketing and Product Development said. “The port is located in Castries where there is an eclectic mix of traditional charm and modern day conveniences including the availability of duty free shopping at La Place Carenage and the Pointe Seraphine shopping malls. We continue to work with our industry partners to ensure that passengers and crew receive the warmest welcome at Port Castries and continuously promote Port Castries and Saint Lucia as the ideal cruise destination.”

For a copy of the 2014/2015 cruise schedule, visit www.slaspa.com, or SLASPA’s Headquarters.

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  1. How is Port Castries preparing to recieve more visitors. Is it by having under that market dirtier or by not fixing the leak in the roof. Leaving the holes and the pieces of iron in the sidewalks which are a hazard to locals and tourist alike? Is it by having less police patrols in the city.

    The way that St. Lucians analyse things really really beats me. We seem to be a state which lives very pasively then when something (which gave an indication that it was going to happen) happens everybody blames each other.

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  2. Where is the money. Arrival figures doesn't amount to dollars in hand. How much monies these people spend, How many leave the boat, where is the security. Is that what better day are all about only. Where are the jobs ,Jobs, Jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. What about putting in place security measures to catch the criminals. In the tourism industry all it takes is one incident. Remember Aruba?

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  4. And Castries remains a DUMP.

    When are they going to give the city a face-lift?
    When are they going to tear down the OLD CDC buildings on Jeremy Street to make way for a more Modern appealing and safer structure?

    What a Bloody Joke!

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    • See the glass half full and not half empty, you are so negative in your comment! God bless st. lucia and hope the island sees profit and wealth in the upcoming season.

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  5. good that's good i hope every one gets to eat and not mostly those greedy agencies that have how many coasters and the ordinary taxi man just there struggling give others a chance to and i hope y'all criminals don't f it up with y'all shate robbing people wen the cruises come to st Lucia

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