The Global Ports Agreement to Go Forward with Amendments

ThCabinet was informed that the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) will sign an agreement on Thursday, April 25, 2019, establishing the dates and frequency of ship calls during the 2019/2020 winter tourism season. There will be no reductions in calls from last year, 2018/2019. Carnival Cruise Lines has also announced that  it will reverse the 2019/2020 cancellations announced by one of its agents, late last year. The same number of visitors during next year’s winter season, 2019 to 2020, are expected to reach Antigua’s shores on Carnival’s ships. The Cabinet applauded the members responsible for the astute negotiations which saved significant revenues from being reduced. Meantime, the agreement with Global Ports Holding will go forward, with amendments.

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