Carnival and Royal Caribbean to work together in Saint Lucia
Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. have signed an agreement with the government of Saint Lucia to form a joint venture to manage the existing cruise pier at the Port of Castries in Saint Lucia.
Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is also planning to design, construct and operate a new cruise port in Vieux Port on the southern part of the Caribbean island.
Senior vice president of global port and destination development at Carnival Corporation ,Giora Israel, commented that “This is an exciting day for our guests who already love the beauty and deep culture of Saint Lucia and an important step in sustaining cruise tourism growth for the island. We look forward to working closely with our partners to give cruise passengers great experiences when visiting the island.”
Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. currently account for 75% of all cruise ship deployment to Saint Lucia. This agreement will also allow cruise ships to be able to stop at the south of Saint Lucia for the first time.
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