During 2014, both cruise arrivals and expenditure increased by 29% compared to 2013. Preliminary data has revealed that 162 cruise calls and 254,248 cruise passengers visited ports in Grenada and Carriacou contributing 28 million EC dollars to the economy.
September to December 2014 had 66 cruise calls, compared to the same period in 2013 with 44 calls. The current cruise season spanning 24 September 2014 to 24 April 2015 estimates a 25.5% increase from the previous 2013/2014 cruise season.
The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), together with local cruise agents have been working diligently to negotiate additional cruise calls and facilitate enhanced visitor experiences. As a platinum member of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the GTA is able to leverage advertising and promotions through valuable networking with cruise executives.
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