By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 4, 2018 –– The 5,400-passenger Anthem of the Seas has cancelled its scheduled call to St. Kitts’ Port Zante on Monday 5th March.
The St. Kitts Tourism Authority announced on Friday 2nd March that the Anthem of the Seas will be one of two cruise ships berthing at Port Zante on Monday 5th March.
In an update on Sunday 4th March, the authority removed the name of the Anthem of the Seas from the Monday schedule. No reason was given for the cancellation.
In December 2014, it was announced that the Anthem of the Seas, which was still under construction, had penned in St. Kitts’ Port Zante for the 2015/2016 cruise ship season and the ship made its inaugural call in November 2015.
Its sister ships the Allure of the Seas made its inaugural call to Port Zante on December 30, 2011; the Quantum of the Seas on December 8th 2014; the Oasis of the Seas on March 24, 2016 and Harmony of the Seas on May 3, 2017.
The visits of the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line ships continue to highlight the hard work and significant contribution of former Minister of Tourism, Mr. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, to the Federation’s tourism industry and in this case, the cruise sector.
Photo 1 – St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas (right) and Minister of Tourism, Sen. Hon. Ricky Skerritt (left) on the inaugural call of the Allure of The Seas on December 30, 2011.