In October, St Kitts and Nevis will be reopening and allowing international travel, including cruise ships. This means that international flights and ships with international passengers can resume operations here. It’s great news for the cruise industry in the US.
The government is working with agencies to make sure the opening of borders will happen safely to make sure there is no risk of COVID-19 outbreaks. Thus far, St Kitts has no cases of the virus.
Royal Caribbean has already been approved to dock two of their ships at Zante, which will allow 140 crew members to disembark, though they will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
There will be strict health measures in place when the cruise ships eventually return to Basseterre, St Kitts. Even when the borders reopen, it’s not likely too many US ships will be headed there, however; as most cruise lines have suspended operations until at least November. However, UK’s Fred Olsen Cruise Line is now featuring St Kitts in their 2021 and 2022 itineraries.
Unfortunately, most other Caribbean destinations are banning cruises until 2021, but we hope this announcement will help get the balls rolling for caribbean cruises to slowly start opening up again. This is definitely a step in the right direction!
Have you ever been to St Kitts and Nevis? What are your favorite Caribbean destinations?