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St Kitts holidays celebrate the inauguration of Caribbean cruise

A lot of enthusiasm by St Kitts' tourism industry has been shown for the inauguration of Celebrity Cruise Lines' newest ship which will be making a port of call at St Kitts' Port Zante from 23rd November 2010.

St Kitts holidays celebrate the inauguration of Caribbean cruise

St Kitts holidays were recently celebrating a new inauguration that will further boos the island's tourism sector as plans are now being finalised for the inaugural call of Celebrity Cruise Lines newest ship, the Celebrity Eclipse.

The 122,000 ton cruise ship, built at a cost of US$750 million and launched and christened this year, docks at St. Kitts’ Port Zante on Wednesday 23rd November.

The US$750 million Celebrity Eclipse, which has a passenger capacity of 2,852, will make a total of 9 calls to St. Kitts during the 2010/2011 cruise ship season.

The ship departs Miami and stops in Philipsburg, St. Maarten and San Juan, Puerto Rico before berthing at Port Zante to give passengers brief Caribbean holidays in St Kitts. On the seven-day cruise, three days will be spent at sea.

The Celebrity Eclipse is the third in the planned five-ship Solstice-class of Celebrity Cruises and is the sister ship of the Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox, which entered service in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Both the Celebrity Solstice and the Celebrity Equinox have inclcuded Caribbean holidays in St. Kitts on previous itineraries. This season, the 2,852-passenger capacity Equinox makes its first of 8 calls to St. Kitts on November 30th.

Other Celebrity ships stopping at the island for St. Kitts holidaysduring the 2010/2011 cruise ship season are the 2038-passenger capacity Celebrity Summit which makes 14 calls, the 2,038 passenger capacity, Celebrity Millennium which makes 9 stops and the 1,896-passenger Mercury, which makes 7 calls.

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