SAINT LUCIA: Talk of a second cruise port

2019, March 1: With only the capital Castries now able to receive large cruise ships, Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has been talking about building a second cruise port in the South.

A cruise ship port in close proximity to the Hewanorra International Airport could make Saint Lucia attractive for European cruise lines seeking to home port in the Caribbean.

From reports, Prime Minister Chastanet has been talking to cruise lines, including Carnival. One (unconfirmed) report [Cruise Industry News, January 29, 2019] stated that an agreement was reached with Carnival Cruise Line for the construction of a cruise ship port in Vieux Fort. []