PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago’s popularity as a port of call continues to grow as the Princess Cruises announces its 2017-2018 Americas cruise calendar that includes sailings to our twin island Republic.
The increasing popularity of Trinidad and Tobago as a port-of-call comes as our islands completed a successful 2015-2016 cruise season. Some of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships added Trinidad and Tobago to their itineraries including the MSC Orchestra, with a capacity of over 2,000 passengers and the World Odyssey which functions as both a travelling university and residential home to over 700 undergraduate students. The Saga Sapphire and Seven Ocean Princess also made a return to Trinidad and Tobago’s waters.
“As the amount of visiting ships grow in number, so too are the variety of on-shore activities and tours available for cruise passengers on both islands.” explains Keith Chin, Chief Executive Officer at the Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago. Chin continues, “Cruise ship passengers disembarking on our unique islands can enjoy live local entertainment, a variety of island and community tour options and free wifi, all in a safe and secure environment.”
Caribbean cruises will offer several vacation packages in 2017-2018 and will launch a new 14-day Circle Caribbean itinerary out of Fort Lauderdale that includes stops in Trinidad and other Caribbean islands as well as a stop at the line’s private beach resort, Princess Cays.
The Princess will also be returning with its seven-day Caribbean cruises with visits to both the Eastern and Western Caribbean regions on Regal Princess, while Crown Princess will alternate eight-day Eastern and Southern Caribbean itineraries and five-day getaways to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
Passengers looking for an extended stay can benefit from a 14-day “Caribbean Connoisseur” voyage on the Pacific Princess which stopovers in Tobago, St Croix, Nevis, Guadeloupe and Virgin Gorda.