Castries, Saint Lucia – November 23, 2019. Tourists at Point Seraphine site seeing, seating eating and drinking and shopping, in the backdrop the Serenade of the Seas docked awaiting their embarkment. (Shutterstock)
St Lucia will be working with new port operator to develop the port in Castries. This includes a new pier that can handle Oasis-class ships.
St. Lucia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Global Ports Holding Plc for a 30-year concession, with a possible 10-year extension. The agreement covers an extension of the current dock at Point Seraphine, which will allow the handling of Oasis-class ships.
Global Ports Holding Plc has been making an impact of late, with several new developments to popular cruise destinations worldwide. This year alone, the company announced the development of cruise ports in Las Palmas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Antigua.
The 2022 cruise season has already started with 7 calls expected in October, 39 in November and 69 in December. Over 180,000 cruise ship passengers are expected in Saint Lucia during the coming cruise-ship season.