Antigua revealed plans for a cruise terminal expansion project. In 2019, the cruise port was leased under concession to GPH (Global Ports Holding). Up to USD 50 million will be spent in 2020 on a new pier and shops close to the cruise port.
GPH will also partner with local tour operators to grow Antigua's shore excursion options and regenerate the island's tourist attractions. The current cruise ship terminal (Saint John’s) in 2018 handled nearly 800,000 passengers. GPH's plans are to increase the cruisers to 1+ million.