Global Ports Holdings General Manager for Antigua, Dona Regis-Prosper, expressed her excitement with P&O Cruises' notice of homeporting at GPH Antigua Cruise Port.
In 2019, Global Ports Holding PLC entered into a concession agreement with Antigua and Barbuda's Government to develop and manage the cruise port. As part of the agreement, GPH recently completed the construction of the 5th berth, which is the newest pier at Saint John’s Port.
P&O Arvia is among the first ships confirmed to use the pier, which will enable Oasis and Excellence class liners to bring tens of thousands of additional passengers to Antigua per year.
In addition to the main transit port, Antigua is positioned for homeporting for cruise companies, offering key services that provide added value for cruisers and vessels. In addition to the strategically beneficial location in the Caribbean, Antigua boasts a variety of homeporting assets including its ability to facilitate airlift from major cities in North America and Europe, allocation of a designated airport terminal for homeporting, 5 berths, provisioning, and other services.