Carnival delegation meets minister and port officials

PHILIPSBURG–A Carnival Corporation and PLC delegation headed by President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arnold Donald, met Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher and members of Port St. Maarten Board and Management on Friday regarding the status of the country’s port facilities and the destination.

According to a press release from the port, the Carnival Corporation delegation stated that the cruise lines love the destination and that they are here to support the people and the country. They are excited about the spirit and determination of the people they have met with so far with respect to the rebuilding of the country.

Port St. Maarten Management and Board briefed the Carnival delegation about the current state of affairs at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facilities. Information was also provided about the Great Bay Beach Promenade, the commercial centre of Philipsburg, Front Street, beaches, shore excursions, among other tourism related services.

Port St. Maarten has already contacted tour operators for status updates pertaining to their readiness for the upcoming cruise season.

Source: The Daily Herald