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Fun plans for cruise visitors

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Fun plans for cruise visitors

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THE 2011/2012 cruise season got off to a rousing start today at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal with dancing, stilt walking, tuk bands and more.
Chief executive officer of Bridgetown Cruise Terminals Inc Geoffrey Roach said their aim was to entertain cruise passengers who traditionally only spent a few hours in Barbados at a time but could leave Barbados with a bad impression if not taken care of properly.
“The passenger experience is important [and] one of the important elements is to increase dwell time in the terminal itself as the more time passengers spend in the terminal, the more they will shop,” he said.
He said they plan to have the Royal Barbados Police Force Band; school choirs; the myriad singers (a classical music group) and were in discussion with the Barbados Museum and local performers to come to the terminal during the course of the cruise season.
“It should be the focus of all players and all Barbadians to make sure our passengers have a good experience so I want to encourage everyone to put that at the forefront of their minds,” he said.
The activities looked to be a success as it attracted a large crowd of visitors who took pictures and recorded the event. Some of them participated as well when the costumed players formed a congaline as well as posing for pictures afterwards. (CA)