SOURCE: Nevis Tourism Authority

Nevis Tourism Authority

October 27, 2016 10:59 ET

Nevis 2016/2017 Cruise Season Expecting 3,000 Additional Passengers

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS--(Marketwired - October 27, 2016) - The Cruise Season in Nevis is about to get underway with the first call on November 6, 2016 by the Azamara Quest, a cruise line that has increased its calls to Nevis to six for this season.

The island is anticipating an additional 3,000 passengers this season due to additional calls and three larger ships on the roster including Prinsendam, Hamburg, and Saga Pearl.

Typically Nevis targets small to mid-size cruise ships that offer a more intimate atmosphere and an entirely different traveler experience, both onshore and onboard. Smaller ships allow easy access to less-trafficked ports like Nevis lending to refreshingly unique itineraries.

On Nevis, visitors experience destination-driven itineraries. With its rich historical offerings like its status as the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton museum and other historic sites combined with spectacular natural beauty, and beautiful beaches, Nevis has much to offer.

"We welcome the start of the cruise season for 2016/2017 and the increased number of passengers expected," says Honorable Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism. "We hope whilst here that critical stakeholders such as our taxi operators will take full advantage of the opportunity to show our visitors the very best of Nevis. Our recently refurbished Heritage Village, Bath Hot Springs and the open air museum at the historic New River Estate should be of interest. So, too, our brand new Artisan Village and Craft House add to the numerous offerings in Nevis. We look forward to welcoming our guests to our island home."

For more information about Nevis and a full schedule of cruises, please contact the Nevis Tourism Authority.

About Nevis:
Nevis is part of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis and is located in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Conical in shape with a volcanic peak at its center known as Nevis Peak, the island is the birthplace of the founding father of the United States, Alexander Hamilton. The weather is typical of most of the year with temperatures in the low to mid-80s°F / mid 20-30s°C, cool breezes and low chances of precipitation. Air transportation is easily available with connections from Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. For more information about Nevis, travel packages and accommodations, please contact the Nevis Tourism Authority, USA Tel 1.407.287.5204, Canada 1.403.770.6697 or our website and on Facebook - Nevis Naturally.

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