55,000 Cruise Passengers Expected to use Antigua as homeport this season

Passengers disembark Heritage Quay/Pointe FM photos

In an exciting development for the tourism industry in Antigua, the Minister of Tourism recently revealed some impressive numbers.

Last season saw a significant influx of tourists as 2,500 passengers arrived by air to embark on cruise-liners docked at the Cruise Tourism Port.

This practice, known as homeporting, has gained popularity due to its convenience and accessibility.

Looking ahead to the upcoming season, the Minister disclosed even more promising figures.

Anticipating a tourism boom, a staggering 55,000 passengers are expected to fly into Antigua, eager to set sail from the Heritage Quay Port to explore various Caribbean destinations.

After their adventurous voyages, these travelers will return to Antigua, where they will be efficiently shuttled to VC Bird International Airport.

This substantial increase in passenger numbers reflects the growing appeal of Antigua as a top-notch cruise tourism destination.

As the island continues to attract visitors seeking sun, sea, and adventure, it reinforces its position as a Caribbean gem ready to welcome travelers from around the world.

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  1. I am so proud that the tourism business is booming. I just hope that the road are being fixed so that when the visitors arrive they can travel around the island smoothly. When I came home last year I couldn’t believe that the roads were that bad. I mean everywhere I went all of the roads had potholes so huge that the car I was in had to drive through them sideways. Even on my way back home I over heard visitors saying they enjoyed their vacations but the streets are horrible. I mean any other country we visit some of their roads might need fixing but not as bad as Antigua. So please I beg you that you try your hardest to get these roads fixed.

    • Yes, that’s right Sidey, especially when you recall his involvement in the FIRST airline fiasco with the Nigerian Marvellous Mike the printer, and then Charles ‘Max’ Fernández went into “temporary” exile for a couple of months.

      If you recall, I was reminding Antiguans by saying “WHEY HIM DEYA?” 😁

      • … oh, and btw Sidey, credit where credits due, the tourism Minister did seem to avoid the SECOND fiasco with Air Peace and made the Prime Minister take FULL responsibility for that load of wasteful nonsense.

        Well done for that Charles ‘Max’ Fernández! 😁

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