Over six thousand tourists arrive in Trinidad
Six thousand five hundred passengers arrived in Port of Spain on the MSC Fantasia and the Island Princess.
An additional 2,100 crew are expected in port making a total of 8,600 persons arriving into Trinidad yesterday (Wednesday January 31, 2018).
The 2017/2018 Cruise Ship Season has been quite an encouraging one for the tourism industry with a one hundred and thirty percent increase in visitor arrivals over the 2016/2017 cruise season. From these two vessels, tours were dispatched to twelve sites throughout Trinidad with activities to satisfy nature lovers, ecotourism enthusiasts and those who wanted to be immersed in Trinidad’s culture.
The Ministry of Tourism continued in its efforts to ensure that the Port of Port of Spain gives what has been reviewed as one of the best quayside welcomes in the Caribbean. Six thousand plus passengers enjoyed steelpan music and traditional Carnival characters and jokingly remarked that they would be back next week for Carnival.