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Amadea makes inaugural visit

Amadea makes inaugural visit

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The Amadea cruise ship from the V Ships Leisure Lines made its inaugural call to Port Kingstown on November 3rd, 2008. The ship which arrived here at 8:00 a.m. and left at 7:00 p.m. carried over 400 German passengers – mostly retired and elderly persons looking for relaxation.{{more}}

A delegation comprising Ministry of Tourism officials and officials from the Tour Agents Corea’s Hazell’s Inc met with Captain Jens Thom and another member of his crew for brief discussion on the ship’s visit. Captain Thom explained that his passengers expressed love for St. Vincent because of the fact that it was not overcrowded.

Managing Director of Corea’s Hazell’s Inc Franklyn Young presented the captain with a souvenir map-clock of St. Vincent and the Grenadines made by local craftsman Roland ‘Scrapie’ Dopwell, while Director of Tourism – Vida Bernard presented a plaque of appreciation on behalf of Minister of Tourism Glen Beache. Other members of the delegation included Garth Williams – Manager Shipping & Tours, Noll Patterson and Michelle Forsythe – Tour Coordinators at Corea’s Shipping & Tours, Paul Kirby – General Manager of the Port Authority and Anesia Baptiste – Communications Manager in the Ministry of Tourism.

This inaugural call is the second since the 2008-2009 cruise ship season began in October 2008.

The first inaugural call was on October 20th, 2008, when the Marco Polo of Orient/Transocean Tours-capacity made its first call to Port Kingstown and then cruised over to Mayreau for the afternoon. This ship with a capacity of 860 passengers had over 600 on board that day.