Basseterre, St. Kitts (06 October 2023) –Today, the destination welcomed the inaugural cruise call of Seabourn Pursuit, one of the most luxurious ships in the Seabourn fleet, marking a momentous occasion for St. Kitts and its thriving tourism industry. The destination graciously extended a warm Kittitian welcome to 233 passengers upon the opulent vessel, which achieved its completion a mere two months ago.
Seabourn Pursuit is a state-of-the-art vessel with world-class amenities and services, making it the perfect addition to our island’s tourism offerings. The ship boasts over 300 elegantly appointed suites, all outfitted with modern amenities and exclusive access to a private balcony for an immersive, nature-filled experience St. Kitts is well-known for.
With this inaugural cruise call, St. Kitts continues strengthening its position as a leading Caribbean destination by showcasing our unique offerings, including our lush tropical beauty, rich culture, and picturesque landscapes. This momentous occasion opens up new opportunities for our local tourism industry to further expand and develop our tourism offerings, with enormous economic potential for the island.
In the words of Honourable Marsha T. Henderson, Minister of Tourism, “Today marks a new chapter in our tourism history, and we are honored to welcome Seabourn Pursuit to our beautiful island. We are currently experiencing an increase in luxury vessels sailing to St. Kitts. The affluent travelers embarking on these vessels tend to have a strong propensity for spending. They possess a refined taste for exquisite experiences, fine dining, upscale shopping, and captivating excursions which would then translate into a significant economic boost for our local businesses.”
Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, added, “We are thrilled to welcome Seabourn Pursuit and its passengers to St. Kitts. This partnership opens the gates for an endless array of possibilities for the growth and development of our tourism industry. With our island’s stunning natural beauty and the support of St. Kitts tourism stakeholders, we are confident that our visitors will enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience during their visit to St. Kitts.”
The inaugural cruise call of Seabourn Pursuit marks the first maiden call for the 2023-2024 tourism season, setting a positive impression for the season.