St. George’s, Grenada – 24th September, 2018 – Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean opened its 2018/2019 cruise ship season with an inaugural visit form the Carnival Breeze. The large cruise ship has a capacity of 4,428 passengers and 1,386 crew members.
Visitors disembarking the ship this morning, were treated to steel pan music as they went off on island tours provided by George F. Huggins, the Grenada and National Taxi Association’s the Watertaxi Association and other stakeholders. Popular tours are Grenada’s award winning rum distilleries, waterfalls and chocolate factories.
On board the ship a short ceremony was held to commemorate its inaugural visit. A delegation led by Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Hon. Clarice Modeste-Curwen and including the Grenada Tourism Authority, Grenada Ports Authority, Customs, Immigration, Royal Grenada Police Force and agents George F. Huggins welcomed the captain and crew to Grenada. The Minister handed over a commemorative plaque to the ship’s captain on behalf of the Government and people of Grenada. She also provided an update on the work being done to ensure that cruise visitors have memorable experiences including frontline customer service training and foreign language training.
As of August 2018, the cruise industry in Grenada has grown by 26.75% year on year and Tourism officials are expecting this growth to continue.