Officials in Antigua and Barbuda are pressing ahead with construction of a new cruise berth in the capital St John’s despite the impact coronavirus has had on the Caribbean’s tourism industry.
It should be completed in October, in time for the 2020 winter cruise season, and will allow Oasis-class vessels to dock – the world’s largest passenger ships. It will be the country’s fifth berth.
Although some parts of the world are taking steps back from cruise – Seychelles banned ships from visiting until the end of 2021 – this is a positive step in a challenging time for the industry, with one major cruise line labelling the develop as a chance for “more voyagers the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the island”….
Source: The Telegraph. London