St. Kitts to welcome new cruises and direct flights during winter season
More and more cruise ships are starting to call in St. Kitts, giving passengers more opportunities to enjoy the tropical Caribbean island and all it has to offer. The island looks forward to welcoming tens of thousands of cruise passengers in November, with travelers having many options to reach the beautiful nation.
New cruise ship calls
For the first time since before the pandemic shutdown began in March 2020, St. Kitts is set to welcome four cruise ships to the island’s Zante port in Basseterre in a single week.
AIDA Cruises, Seabourn Cruises, P&O Cruises, and Viking Cruises all call in St. Kitts during the first week of November. Brittany of P&O Cruises is in port on Tuesday, with AIDAluna. Seabourn Odyssey will be in port on Thursday, November 4, followed by Viking orion Monday, November 8.
Other cruise lines, including Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Silversea and Royal Caribbean, have scheduled stops in St. Kitts throughout the month. A total of 28 cruises are scheduled to visit St. Kitts in November, bringing around 72,163 passengers to the island.
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These tours will certainly be well received by local tour operators, restaurants and retailers, all keen to see tourism return to their beautiful island, just as cruise lines are eager to explore beautiful ports again.
Direct plane ticket options
In addition to cruises, St. Kitts is also offering new airline ticket options for island guests. Daily direct flights from Miami via American Airlines are available from November 2 to April 2, 2022, as well as weekly direct flights from Charlotte and New York.
Travelers from Europe can fly directly to St. Kitts from London.
These new flights are part of the island’s “Winter Escape” promotion and the “Awake Your Sense of Wander” campaign, urging travelers to enjoy the island again after so long with no travel options. Various promotions include reduced travel rates for vaccinated guests, as well as free hotel nights, free breakfasts and other bonuses at various participating hotels.
Currently, all travelers aged 18 and over visiting St. Kitts – whether arriving by plane or cruise ship – must be fully immunized and must comply with all local health and safety guidelines. sanitation.
Cruise passengers should check their specific cruise line’s protocols to ensure necessary requirements for individual crossings, including pre-cruise testing, mask requirements, and other guidelines.
As of November 1, the current COVID-19 vaccination rate in Saint Kitts to date is 76.9% for the first dose in adults 18 years of age and over, and 72.5% for the second dose in adults. adults aged 18 and over. For children aged 12 to 17 years, the vaccination rate is 12.2% for the first dose and 8.9% for the second dose.
Saint Kitts is a popular Caribbean cruise destination and welcomes its guests to Port Zante in Basseterre, the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the south coast of the island.
Read more: 20 things to do in St. Kitts on a cruise
Quaint and diverse, St. Kitts offers a wide range of attractions and activities for passengers to try. From open-air shopping malls, cultural museums and stunning architecture to a scenic railroad, hikes, beaches, water sports, botanical gardens, amazing wildlife and more, St. Kitts has something for it all. the world.
St. Kitts is part of the Eastern Caribbean cruise itineraries, along with other popular ports such as the US Virgin Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico.