(Antigua Observer) With dredging of the St John’s Harbour ongoing and the completion of the country’s fifth berth, the General Manager of Antigua Cruise Port, Dona Regis-Prosper, remains hopeful that the country will welcome its first oasis class ship by the end of 2021.
As the world’s largest and longest passenger vessels, the mammoth Oasis-class ships surpass the earlier Freedom-class ships and can carry over 5,400 passengers.
The news of the country’s multimillion-dollar fifth berth is already racking up major interest amongst cruise insiders according to international media reports, including interest from Royal Caribbean International.
“It’s not just about getting the Oasis-class vessels, but it is having the product, having the services available to passengers so we can have that economic impact,” Regis-Prosper told Observer. “I think that is where profitability comes in.”