Tagged: Antigua and Barbuda

Global Ports Holding signs 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda



The cruise port in Antigua (GPH)Global Ports Holding Plc (“GPH” or “Group”), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, is pleased to announce that, following it signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which was announced on 9 November 2018, GPH has now signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda for cruise port operations in Antigua on an exclusive basis.

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Cruise ships return to Barbuda with Windstar call



The Wind SurfBarbuda next week will welcome its first cruise line since it was slammed last fall by Hurricane Irma: Windstar Cruises. The Wind Surf, the largest ship in the fleet, with capacity for 310 guests, will make nine biweekly calls to Barbuda in the 2018-2019 season starting with a Dec. 8 call. (travelweekly.com)

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Antigua Continues Cruise Expansion




Cruise passenger arrivals continue to boom in Antigua and Barbuda, part of a concerted effort to turn the Eastern Caribbean port into one of the region’s leading cruise players. Cruise arrivals totaled 520,465 in Antigua through the end of August, according to tourism officials, a 17.8 percent growth rate compared to the same period in 2017. (caribjournal.com)

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Antigua and Barbuda Present Cruise Master Plan




After three days of discussions and presentations to the cruise industry in South Florida, Antigua & Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, Honorable Asot A. Michael, is “very encouraged” about the future of his country’s cruise sector, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Antigua becomes cruise line port



Antigua has made a leap forward to becoming a homeport for cruise lines, as St John’s will be one of four homes for the Spanish cruise line, Pullmantur. (antiguaobserver.com)

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Antigua & Barbuda. Record year for cruise tourism in 2015



Approximately 340 vessels visited the shores of Antigua & Barbuda in 2015, bringing a total of 650,000 passengers. According to President of the Antigua & Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association, this represents a “24 per cent increase over the past year”. (antiguaobserver.com)

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Antigua and Barbuda: More Summer Calls




In a thorough tourism media presentation, Antigua and Barbuda confirmed that they had six cruise calls schedule for July, up 100 percent from 2012. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Antigua Government to Undergo Cruise Port Fitness Study



Saint John’s Development Corp. on the Caribbean island of Antigua retained Miami-based Global Destinations Development to evaluate the Caribbean island for increased cruise business over the next 15 to 20 years. (travelpulse.com)

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