BASSETERRE (31st October, 2017): The first three-cruise-ship day of the season took place on Monday, which also included the inaugural arrival of the Zenith.
The Viking Sea arrived in St. Kitts with a maximum capacity of 930 passengers, and the Crystal Serenity with a maximum capacity of 1,140 passengers. The Zenith arrived for the first time to St. Kitts with a maximum capacity of 1,750 passengers.
The Zenith is a cruise ship owned by the Spain-based shipping company Pullmantur Cruises.
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Hugh Mallalieu, led a delegation of stakeholders and partners onboard the ship to participate in a plaque exchange ceremony with the captain and crew of the Zenith.
Mallalieu thanked the captain and crew for successfully making the inaugural call to St. Kitts.
“I want to assure you that your passengers we leave our shores happier than when they arrived,” Mallalieu said. “Our Citizens and residents will do their best to ensure that our guests feel welcomed with genuine Kittitian hospitality.”
The Zenith is the fourth ship to arrive in St. Kitts for the first time in this 2017-’18 cruise season, which started in October: The Monarch on 3rd October, the Sirena on 11th October and the Viking Sea on the 25th October. A total of 12 ships will arrive for the first time in this cruise season.