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A&B Mulls Possibilities Beyond Temporary Cruise Berthing Opportunity

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(Antigua Observer) Antigua and Barbuda is presently in discussions with a cruise company, which is seeking to have three of its ships call Antigua and Barbuda’s waters home, albeit temporarily, a move that could have long-term benefits for the country.

General Manager of Global Ports Holding Antigua, Dona Regis-Prosper, explained that the company has been in talks with Celebrity Cruises and exploring the potential for the vessels, presently in Barbados, to find refuge here.

Barbados is currently being impacted by ash fall from the La Soufriere volcano erupting in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The country had been providing berthing and mooring facilities as well as offering resources, food, fuel and water as a home for several cruise liners and their crew who became stranded last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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