Cricketer Vivian Richards welcomes Arvia cruise in Antigua, presents a signed bat to Captain

The cricket legend Vivian Richards welcomed and met the passengers and Captain of the cruise ship Arvia on March 11, 2023, when it docked at the Antigua cruise port. 

Cricketer Vivian Richards welcomes Arvia cruise in Antigua, presents a signed bat to Captain
Cricketer Vivian Richards welcomes Arvia cruise in Antigua, presents a signed bat to Captain Image credits: Antigua Cruise ports Facebook Page

Antigua and Barbuda: The cricket legend Vivian Richards welcomed and met the passengers and Captain of the cruise ship Arvia on March 11, 2023, when it docked at the Antigua cruise port. 

Arvia’s passengers get the opportunity of a lifetime to meet cricket legend, Vivian Richards. He also met with Arvia’s crew members. Fans line up to meet Vivian Richards, as it has arrived for its final homeporting call for the season in Antigua.

Captain Paul Brown took Antigua Cruise Port General Manager Dona Regis- Prosper, Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez and Sir Vivian Richards on tour aboard Arvia. Vivian Richards took a picture with Arvia’s Pakistani team and presented a signed bat to Arvia’s Captain, Paul Brown, as the vessel made its last visit for the season.

Various snapshots on the social media page of Antigua Cruise port have shown the excitement on the faces of the passengers for their surprise meeting with Cricketer Vivian Richards.

Following is the entertainment lined up for Arvia’s homeporting operation: 

  • Madame Fancies (RT Performers): The performance was held from 8: 30 to 11: 00 am: 
  • Arianne Whyte (Soloist): The timing for the performance was 8: 30 am- 11: 00 am
  • Antigua & Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra: 11: 00 pm to 12: 00 pm
  • Hell’s Gate Steel Orchestra: 12: 00 pm to 2: 00 pm
  • Spirited Band: 2: 00 pm to 4: 00 pm
  • Cultural Characters (RT Performers): 2: 00 pm to 5: 00 pm
  • DJ Tenny: 4: 00 pm to 5: 00 pm

Antigua Cruise Port and AIDA Perla partnered for an “epic” and educational experience. Antigua Seventh-day Adventist School grade 5 students toured the vessel today. Captain Pedro Ziegler, General Manager Kai Botschek and Entertainment Manager Dominik Meisterfeld answered a range of questions. The students learnt about the engines used to the entertainment offered aboard. The students say they had an “amazing” day.

Glenfield Charles, his wife Carolena and their granddaughter are back. The Antiguan family started and ended their cruise aboard Arvia right here in Antigua. Minister of Tourism Charles Fernandez and Antigua Cruise Port General Manager Dona Regis-Prosper helped to welcome them home.