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Nod for cruise model

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Nod for cruise model

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CRUISE LINES are adopting the Barbados model of home porting for cruise ships.

Veteran in the cruise line business, Martin Ince of Foster & Ince Cruises, said that as a result of services and facilities provided for cruise ships and their passengers overnighting here, Barbados was now on the world stage when it came to home porting. He said that cruise lines representing some of the world’s largest ships were giving the Barbados model their vote of confidence by using it in other ports.

“The homeport terminal has worked well,” Ince told the DAILY NATION in an interview at his office.

This cruise season now coming to an end has seen frenetic activity at both the air and sea ports particularly on Fridays, when there were as many as ten charter flights in one day at Grantley Adams International Airport, bringing and taking passengers to and from two megaships home porting in Barbados. (GC)

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