President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association, Nathan Dundas, said the island could lose a considerable amount of money as a result of the decision of Carnival Cruise Lines to cancel a number of scheduled calls.
Dundas added the cruise company had not given a reason for the cancellation adding that all 4 vessels booked commencing next season November 2019 through 2020 - Breeze, Legend, Pride, and Magic, would be sailing to other ports.
The cruise ships were expected to bring around 250 000 travelers to the island.
Nathan Dundas shared that once Carnival had started the cancelation, unfortunately, he expected to see cancellations from all of the company's brands.
Last month, the government of Antigua and Barbuda defended the decision to enter into a multi-million dollar agreement with the Global Ports Holdings for the development of the cruise ship port in the capital of St Johns.
According to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, the US$83 million agreement with the Global Ports Holdings would change the island's landscape.