BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – St. Kitts welcomes its first ship for the official 2011/2012 Cruise Ship Season next Tuesday October 8th with the arrival of the Serenade of the Seas.
The 90,000 ton cruise liner of the Radiance Class cruise ship is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International.
The Serenade of the Seas, which has a passenger capacity of 2,450 and a crew of 891, will berth at Port Zane. It will make two calls in October and a total of 16 calls for the season with an estimated 40,640 passengers.
The 3.050-passenger capacity Carnival Victory arrives on Friday 7th October with three more scheduled calls in October and a total of 51 calls between October 2011 and September 2012 bringing an estimated 155,550 passengers.
The 3,100-passenger capacity Emerald Princess makes the first of 11 calls for the season on October 15th. The 2,680-passenger capacity Carnival Miracle berths on October 23rd and has a total of 13 scheduled calls.
Cruise ships scheduled to call during the official cruise ship season which runs from October 2011 to May 2012 include the 3,114-passenger capacity Adventure of the Seas (10 calls); 3,597-passenger capacity, Azura (7 calls); 2,850-passeoger capacity, Celebrity Eclipse (10 calls); 2,850-passenger capacity Celebrity Equinox (6 calls); 2,450-passenger capacity Celebrity Summit (12 calls) and the 2,850-passenger capacity, Celebrity Silhouette (6 calls).
Port Zante will also host the 2,850-passenger capacity Celebrity Solstice (4 calls); the 3,840-passenger capacity Explorer of the Seas (6 calls); the 1,627-passenger capacity Maasdam and the 2,281-passenger capacity, Mein Schiff 2 (10 calls).
Royal Caribbean’s 3,840-passenger capacity Navigator of the Seas makes 8 calls and the 2,224-passenger capacity Norwegian Dawn will make 16 calls.
The 1,611-passenger capacity Thomson Dream will make 11 calls, and the 3,100-passenger capacity Ventura (7 calls).
Other ships making calls are the Windsurf, Wind Spirit and the Westerdam. Star clipper, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit, Silver Cloud, Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Spirit, Silver Cloud, Royal Clipper, Oriana, Oceana, Le Levant; Braemar and Black Watch.