St. Kitts welcomes Golden Princess

The Hon. G. A. Dwyer Astaphan, Minister of Tourism, Commerce and Consumer Affairs for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, today announced that the Golden Princess will dock at Port Zante for the first time today. This stop will be a part of the ship’s summer schedule, which features a stop in St. Kitts every two weeks through October 2004.
“We are very pleased to welcome the Golden Princess and all her passengers to St. Kitts,” said Minister Astaphan.  “Princess Cruise Lines have built a great presence in the Caribbean and we are glad to continue to be a part of it, adding our own set of unique sites and attractions to their roster.  Our island has so much to see and do, from a scenic railway tour to excellent scuba and snorkeling and even a serene rainforest hike, yet we are still relatively undiscovered as a tourist destination and thereby all the more desirable.”

An inaugural welcome ceremony and luncheon takes place on board the Golden Princess on Tuesday, May 11, 2004.  The 3-year-old, 2,600-passenger ship will sail round trip from San Juan for seven nights, stopping at ports of call on St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Grenada, Aruba and Isla Margarita or Aruba.  It docks at the Port Zante cruise terminal on St. Kitts on the third day of its itinerary, arriving at 7:00AM and departing at 3:00PM, both local time.  While docked on St. Kitts, the Golden Princess offers passengers a wide variety of shore excursions to select from, including kayaking, catamaran trips, island tours, walking tour of historic capital city Basseterre, ATV tours, hike up extinct volcano Mt. Liamuiga and a unique scenic railway tour, to name just a few.
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