(ANTIGUA NEWSROOM) – Carnival Cruise Lines have as of today March 13th, 2019 cancelled ALL scheduled calls to Antigua, President of the cruise association Nathan Dundas has announced.
The announcement comes two weeks after Prime Minister Gaston Browne accused the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association of exploiting the region.
The cruise line did not give a reason for its decision.
“So all four ships booked commencing next season November 2019 to 2020 – Breeze, Magic, Legend and Pride will be going to other ports,” Dundas said.
Dundas has warned of even more cancellations.
He said, “I am afraid that we may see more cancellations and it is indeed cause for concern as these cancellations will impact everyone business from Store Owners to Tour Operators and bars and restuarants etc.”
“OnceCarnival has started the cancelation, unfortunately, I expect to see cancelaltions from all of its brands. I wouldnt be suprised to see Princess, Holland America, seabourn and other European Lines making cancellations going forward.
I will update you further as I get more information.
Two weeks ago Antigua signed a US$ 80 million agreement with global ports for the management of cruise facilities for 30 years.