The 2015–2016 cruise ship season began in the month of September, and is expected to increase calls to the sister-isle of Carriacou compared to the 2014–2015 season. Carriacou will see 5 ships calling to the port of its capital, Hillsborough, for the 2015–2016 season.
Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Marketing Executive Officer for Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Ms Rina Mills, said that the cruise ship industry has one of the fastest growing segment in the travel industry around the world, and the Caribbean region continues to be the most preferred cruise destination according to FCCA statistics.
Mills added that an increase of 2 ships calling to the sister-isle compared to that of the 2014–2015 season, shows signs of building interest by foreign travelers to our richly cultured 13 square mile island.
The St Laurent Cruise Ship will open the season on the sister-isle on 24 November 2015, carrying a total of 436 passengers, and is expected to bring a closure to the season on 20 April 2016, with another 436 passengers. Serenissima Cruise will visit on 17 & 20 December 2015 and 30 March 2016, carrying 100 passengers, summing the season’s total to 1,172 passengers.
Mills said that the season is expected to be an exciting one on the sister-isle of Carriacou, and is urging every stakeholder to be prepared to embrace this opportunity.