St. Kitts Welcomes the Viking Sea

BASSETERRE (30th Oct., 2017): Tourism stakeholders welcomed the Viking Sea on its inaugural visit to St. Kitts last Wednesday, with a maximum capacity of 930 passengers.

The luxury liner is a part of the Viking Ocean Cruises, and is expected to make a total of 14 calls to St. Kitts, in this cruise season.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs Carleen Henry-Morton and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority,  led a delegation of stakeholders on board the ship to officially welcome the captain, crew and passengers to St. Kitts.

Mrs Morton pointed out that this was second consecutive year that a Viking ship was making an inaugural call to St. Kitts. In the last cruise season, the Viking Star visited the island for the very first time, and made a total of 14 calls to St. Kitts. For this cruise season the Viking Sky will also make an inaugural call to St. Kitts on 3rd November, 2017.

“Clearly the decision makers at Viking Ocean Cruises are extremely confident that St. Kitts can deliver a world-class experience for their passengers,” Mrs Morton said. “We are indeed delighted to welcome the Viking Sea, and truly look forward to many more Viking visits to our lovely island.”

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Mr Nick Menon, was also present to  witness the exchange of plaques to commemorate the inaugural visit.

“St. Kitts is truly blessed as a cruise destination,” Mr Menon said. “However, in order to maximise returns from the cruise industry, we must always strive to give our very best and provide a quality on-island experience.”

The Viking ships are medium size with a five-star design. The ships have a reputation for luxurious comfort, and the ships are normally have less than a thousand passengers.

The 2017-’18 cruise season started in October, and already three ships have made inaugural calls to the island; the Monarch on 3rd October, the Sirena on 11th October and today the Viking Sea. A total of 12 ships will arrive for the first time in this cruise season.

SCASPA’s Human Resource Officer, Inga Rogers;  Ministry of Tourism, Permanent Secretary Carlene Henry-Morton and SCASPA’s Public Relation Officer Nordia Demming during a tour of the Viking Sea.
SKTA’s Product Development Officer, Goldha Franks;  SKTA’s Chairman, Nick Menon and SKTA’s Customer Service Representative, Chimarie Morillo.
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