(St. George’s, Grenada) 15th September, 2014 - The 2014-2015 winter cruise season opens with a bang with the inaugural visit of the 2400 passenger Disney Magic on the 24th September, 2014.
One hundred and eighty two (182) cruise lines are expected to berth in St. George’s by 24th April, 2015, with a carrying capacity of 270,000 persons.
“The GTA continues to support the private sector with its consistent negotiations for increased cruise business year-round, and welcomes three inaugural cruise calls for the upcoming season: Disney Magic, Carnival Splendour and Carnival Triumph,” said Mrs. Nikoyan Roberts, Nautical Development Manager, GTA.
This season will also see Carnival Cruises returning to Grenada since its last call in 1999.
The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is pleased to see the results of the hard work of all stakeholders with the number of cruise calls to Grenada steadily increasing. The first half of 2014 saw a 12% increase in the number of cruise passengers visiting the island when compared to the same period in 2013. This cruise season will see an additional twenty four cruise calls compared to last season which had one hundred and fifty two (152) calls. The GTA recorded more than 230,000 passengers.
The 2014/2015 list of cruise calls is now available at the Grenada Tourism Authority at an administrative cost of $10.00.
Corporate Communications Officer
Grenada Tourism Authority
473 440 2001/ 2279