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Port Castries is poised to welcome over 685,000 cruise passengers and over 375 cruise ships for the upcoming 2014/2015 Cruise Season, which is an increase from the previous year.   

The Port, which has been ranked in the world’s top 50 by Cruise Insight The Global Cruise Market Magazine for two consecutive years, is no stranger to these numbers and is well prepared to receive the lines and passengers calling on Saint Lucia’s shores.

A number of cruise lines are returning including Carnival cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, P&O Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Windstar and MSC cruise lines which have contributed to the increase in numbers this season. Back on the itinerary this year after over an eight year hiatus, is Disney Cruise lines, which will be making approximately five calls to the island for 2014/2015.

Meanwhile local vendors have welcomed news of increased arrivals here and the prospect for increased economic activity.

Mr Isaac says improvements continue to be made in the sector in an effort to boost its viability.
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