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Antigua off to a roaring start with 2024 cruise numbers

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Passengers shop and mingle at Heritage Quay. On May 9, Antigua Cruise Port reached half a million passengers since the start of 2024
With the help of Celebrity Beyond and Norwegian Sky, Antigua Cruise Port set a new record on May 9 by welcoming more than 500,000 passengers since the beginning of the year.

The landmark number came from 255 calls, 42 more calls and 105,281 more passengers than this time last year.

'These numbers are extremely exciting for us,' said Cynthia Jacobs Browne, officer-in-charge at Antigua Cruise Port. 'Every passenger represents an opportunity for a taxi driver, restaurateur, shop owner or tour operator to promote the best of Antigua and to make a better living.

'We are on track for a record-breaking year,' she continued, 'and we could not be prouder of our team and our success at this point.'

Summer bookings up, too

Bookings for the summer season are also up, and Antigua is on course to outperform last year’s numbers, Jacobs Browne added.

She thanked cruise line partners, government and the port community.