Four ships visiting on Independence Day
The Bridgetown Port will not be as busy on Independence Day as reported.
Earlier this week the CEO of Foster & Ince Cruises Martin Ince was quoted by this newspaper as saying there would be five cruise ships in port “with at least 15 000 people, probably four and a half or five thousand crew.”
Ince had stated in an interview about the 2014 cruise season that “November 30 will be our biggest day for the start of the cruise season”. The news created a buzz in local tourism circles, with businesses that depend on cruise tourism anticipating heightened activity from the numbers expected and gearing up for it.
However, yesterday the Barbados Port Inc advised that according to their schedule, only four ships with a total passenger capacity of 7 598 were booked to call at the Bridgetown Port on Sunday, November 30, while another four will be here a day earlier.
The ships, MSC Musica, AIDA Luna, Legend Of The Seas and Thompson Celebration with a total passenger capacity of 6 566, are due on November 29, while Azura, Royal Princess, Royal Clipper and Wind Star are due on Independence Day. (GC)
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