Sunday 17 February, 2019

Tourism Minister greets cruise tourists as 1319 tour sites in Trinidad

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell presents Captain of the Royal Princess, Nicholas john Nash during Friday's Crest Exchange on the ship during its inaugural visit to the port of Port-of-Spain. Also in photo is Chief Executive of Tourism Trinidad Limited, Camille Campbell.

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell presents Captain of the Royal Princess, Nicholas john Nash during Friday's Crest Exchange on the ship during its inaugural visit to the port of Port-of-Spain. Also in photo is Chief Executive of Tourism Trinidad Limited, Camille Campbell.

The Royal Princess Cruise line made its inaugural visit to the port of Port-of-Spain on Friday morning with 3,451 passengers, which included a record-breaking 1,319 people scheduled to participate in pre-booked tours at popular tourist sites and attractions across the island.

Many of the passengers are retirees from Europe and the United States.

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell was on hand to greet tourists at the Cruise Ship Complex on Friday morning and wished them an enjoyable stay here. He said he was pleased that cruise tourism continues to grow in the country. 

Later, during the Crest Exchange which takes place during a ship's inaugural visit to a country, Mitchell presented a plaque to the Captain of the Royal Princess, Nicholas John Nash, who in turn also presented Mitchell with a plaque.

Tourism Trinidad Ltd's (TTL) CEO, Camille Campbell was among those who attended the brief ceremony, which was followed by a guided tour of the ship.

Royal Princess is a sister ship to the Caribbean Princess which has visited Trinidad six times during the 2018/19 Cruise season.

Many of the tourists purchased souvenir items from the craft vendors located at the Cruise Ship Complex before going on their respective tours. The ship is expected to leave Trinidad for Brazil today.

 

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