Saint Lucia plans USD15m. Pointe Seraphine upgrade

2017, June 1: The Breasting Dolphin Berth at Pointe Seraphine is to be extended at a cost ofUS$15 million. The announcement was made in April by the Minister for Ports, Stephenson King. He cited a need to place emphasis on the improvement, development and the enhancement of the cruise facilities and infrastructure of the country.

Pointe Seraphine, approximately a mile from Castries

Quoted by local news media, the Minister said: “This Government has made a firm commitment not only to improve Port Castries and to consider a new location for the establishment of a new commercial port but also to continue to improve on the cruise ship facilities and by extension to look to the south of the country to establish a major cruise port in the south in Vieux Fort that will compliment a number of the economic initiatives that the Government has committed itself to.”

Once the berth is completed, St Lucia expects an increase of 20% in vessel calls to Port Castries and an increase of 19% in passenger arrivals. []