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GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 03 November 2018

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Serenade of the Seas was one of the ships docked in Barbados on Saturday. (Picture by Insight Digital)

Barbados is sailing into a bumper cruise season with 77 ships due to make over 400 calls at the Bridgetown Port from October 2018 to April 2019 period.

Seven ships will be making inaugural calls during the six-month season, the largest being the Anthem of the Seas due to dock on January 13, with a passenger capacity of 4 180 and a 1 300-member crew.

The arrivals should better last year’s was record when 818 752 passengers passed through the Port. The elevated projections for this year are the result of anticipated bustling port activity that will see as many as seven ships berthed on one day in December, while on other days four or five ships will be in port at the same time.

Homeporting is also in for a boost with 165 homeporting calls expected, 42 of them by two new ships, the Marella Celebration and the Marella Explorer. (GC)

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