Cruise facility for North on cards

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has invited “expressions of interest” from potential joint venture partners for the design, construction, operation and management of a cruise ship pier and ancillary facilities in Speightstown, St Peter.

This comes as demand for additional berthing facilities for cruise ships at the Bridgetown Port increases, forcing Government to look to the North of the island to create much-needed alternative facilities.

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey explained that with the trend towards mega ships and the projected increase in cruise tourism passengers, “establishment of cruise facilities in the North of the island is part of the product differentiation thrust which will position Barbados to capture the super yachts and small luxury class cruise vessels segments of the cruise industry”.

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