St Kitts receives Silversea's cruise ship Silver Dawn on inaugural port call

   December 28, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

St Kitts (Port Basseterre) - one of the most competitive cruise travel destinations, on Wednesday, December 28th, welcomed the ultra-luxury ship Silver Dawn as the vessel made a maiden visit to the island. 

Silver Dawn is Silversea's 3d Muse Class boat. She began sailing this current year and boasts a classic yet modern structure granting guests a high level of comfort and aesthetics. Silver Dawn has a passenger capacity of 596 (plus 411 crew) and volume 40700 GT tons.

Marsha T. Henderson (country's Minister of Tourism) said it was an honor to welcome the luxury cruise vessel Silver Dawn to Saint Kitts.

"Luxury cruise vessels adding St. Kitts to their cruise itineraries is a testament to our commitment to cultivating, preserving, and developing a unique tourism product. It is a major accomplishment to welcome cruise ships of such high caliber to our island.  As the 2022-2023 cruise season progresses, I am pleased with the increased economic opportunities cruise activity has afforded our tourism stakeholders. It is a direct result of our commitment to expand our partnerships with various cruise lines, thus strengthening our cruise presence across multiple itineraries.” 

The Caribbean island destination is multifaceted and provides the opportunity to indulge in a variety of excursions and experiences, like informational dialogue as guests venture into the history of St. Kitts, afternoon lounging at the pristine beaches, or stimulating adventure pursuits in its rainforest hikes, kayaking, zip-lining, and ATV tours.

Port of Basseterre St Kitts (Port Zante)

Image: Basseterre St Kitts (Port Zante)

According to Melnecia Marshall (Deputy CEO at St Kitts Tourism Authority) cruise ship tourists were visiting St Kitts during one of its most festive and busy periods, which presented an invaluable opportunity to immerse in their "cultural displays of food, music, warm hospitality, and ethereal experiences."

"Robust cruise activity adds to the destination’s roster of achievements as we culminate a productive year for tourism in St. Kitts.”