Basseterre, St. Kitts (August 3, 2021) – St. Kitts and Nevis has clarified that cruise passengers are not restricted as to how many are permitted to enter the Federation on a ship during the current phased re-opening of the cruise tourism sector.
The Royal Caribbean blog, dated Aug 2, 2021, stating “St. Kitts recently announced a new policy which only allows 700 guests to visit their island per ship. The Allure of the Seas sailing on August 8th will now visit Philipsburg, St. Maarten instead,” was not accurate.
Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant noted, “The cruise protocols for resuming cruise tourism do not set any restrictions on the number of passengers that are allowed to enter the Federation on cruise ships.”. The decision for Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas not to make a port call at St. Kitts on the 8th of August 2021 sailing was not based on the 700-passenger, maximum capacity per ship.”
St. Kitts and Nevis have been working with Royal Caribbean and all cruise line partners to facilitate the successful return of cruise tourism. As the reopening continues, the Federation looks forward to welcoming the Allure of the Seas and other cruise vessels.