Antigua and Barbuda will be hit with the reduction of 14 cruise calls for the next cruise season, new information has revealed.
In an email to stakeholders, President of the Cruise Association Nathan Dundas said: “Regrettably the cancellation of Fourteen (14) Cruise calls received today March 12th from Holland America Lines and Seabourn Cruise Lines commencing next season November 2019.”
The cancelled calls are listed below.
Seabourn Odyssey NOV 19 2019, Volendam Nov 15 2019, Seabourn Odyssey Nov 28 2019, Konigsdam Dec 11 2019, Seabourn Odyssey Dec 12 2019, Seabourn Sojourn Dec 23rd 2019, Seabourn
Dundas warned on Monday of possible additional cruise calls cancellations.
He was strongly criticised for his warning.
In a brief statement Prime Minister Gaston Browne said he was standing behind his decision to make steps to improve the cruise industry.
He said, “we will continue to stand firm and fight for economic justice, even in the face of the tyrannical interventions of the powerful. We want a sustaining profitable partnership for the empowerment of our people; not an exploitative, extractive cruise industry for the benefit of the few.”