Castries, Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia welcomed the Norwegian Encore to Port Castries for the first time. The ship carried a total of 3,998 guests and 1,735 crew on December 29, 2022.
Norwegian Encore made her maiden call to Port Castries, Saint Lucia. Encore is a Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. It is the fourth Breakaway Plus-class ship in the fleet, following sister ships Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, and Norwegian Joy, and it debuted in November 2019. The ship is presently the largest of the fleet.
Captain Niklas Persson and crew were welcomed by officials of the Ministry of Tourism, SLTA, Invest Saint Lucia, SLASPA and Cox and Company Limited.
Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism Minister- Ernest Hilaire expressed pleasure in welcoming the Norwegian Encore to Port Castries for the first time. He added, “Today, Saint Lucia welcomed the Norwegian Encore to Port Castries for the first time.”
Hilaire added that the ship, which debuted in November 2019, has a capacity of 3,998 guests with 1,735 crew. It’s always a pleasure to have these inaugural calls to our shores as it shows the courage the cruise companies have in our beautiful island home.
“Welcome to Saint Lucia, The Helen of the West, “said the minister.
Saint Lucia is known as best honeymoon destination and it has won the title of ‘World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’ at the 28th annual World Travel Awards for the fourteenth time and the fifth consecutive year since 2018.
The country is one of the must-visit destinations for visitors from across the globe. Whether people are searching for magnificent views or fancy cooling down in the invigorating waters, Saint Lucia’s waterfalls are a must when exploring the island’s natural beauty.
Toraille Waterfall near Soufriere falls over a 50-foot cliff side into a plunge pool amongst lush greenery. Sandals Halcyon Beach is located in Saint Lucia where pristine beaches, lush gardens, and vibrant waters await the people.
The all-new Joli Beachfront Suites features indoor and outdoor spaces that blend effortlessly together, butler service, an outdoor soaking tub, and a private pool.
The all-new Koko Rondovall Villas allow guests to surround themselves in their own little world in this luxurious nature-inspired space that is located steps from the beach and offers a soaking tub, butler service, and secluded plunge pool.
People can discover the Pitons in Saint Lucia, a stunning set of mountainous volcanic spires that are an iconic landmark and tourism destination. As a World Heritage Site, travellers can hike and take in the beautiful scenery that’s been preserved for decades to keep its exceptional beauty and outstanding geomorphic features.
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