Saint Lucia Set for First Cruise Ship Name Since Pandemic Started Caribbean Journal

In St. Lucia, cruise tourism will return to the island this week.

Celebrity Millennium will call at Port Castries on June 29th, marking the beginning of the gradual reintroduction of cruise tourism to St. Lucia.

Celerity Millennium is currently sailing routes from Port St. Maarten. It was the first cruise ship to resume operations in the Caribbean since the pandemic began in March 2020.

“It’s a great day for vendors, taxi drivers, duty-free shop workers in Pointe Seraphine and the general economy,” said Dominic Fedee, Saint Lucia Minister of Tourism. “This is another step towards successfully reopening our economies and returning to our normal lives.”

For the time being, passengers on the ships are advised to have themselves vaccinated and tested in advance before the trip.

All passengers disembarking in St. Lucia will do so in groups of 25.

All fully vaccinated passengers will be given a wristband and will have “extended access to the island, including shopping, restaurants, beaches and more,” according to the St. Lucia government.

Unvaccinated passengers as well as vaccinated adults traveling with unvaccinated minors will be accommodated in a bladder and taken to designated, certified locations and attractions.

– CJ