Brimstone Hill fortress on St. Kitts (Photo via St. Kitts Tourism Authority)
The two-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis celebrated the return of cruise tourism to the country with the Seabourn Odyssey, which made its first port call today, July 22.
The Odyssey will continue porting at South Friars Bay, St. Kitts from now to October 2021. Live drummers and steelpan performances welcomed the ship, its passengers and its crew.
"Today is indeed a wonderful day for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis as we warmly welcome the luxurious Seabourn Odyssey to our shores," Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris said.
"Tourism is one of the main drivers of the economy, and therefore our plan is to reopen the destination for tourism and travel responsibly. We have implemented a phased approach to rebuilding the cruise sector aimed at supporting our local economy and providing our visitors with a safe and positive on-island experience."