Montserrat is expected to receive its first cruise vessel of the new season this Tuesday, November 13.
Roselyn Cassell-Sealy, whose company Travel World represents the Windstar cruise line on island, urged taxi drivers to ensure their vehicles are accredited with the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA). Accreditation is necessary to access the Exclusion Zone to allow visitors to experience the Buried City Tour of the former capital, Plymouth.
Cassell-Sealy also encouraged crafters to have their goods ready for sale at the various designated locations. She said one of the remarks that is often heard from the cruisers, is their appreciation that they are not hassled on island. That was a reputation everyone needs to work hard to keep.
Vessels are expected weekly until the middle of next year, the agent said. “The bulk of the boats are coming in 2019 as the season got off to a late start. Instead of October they are here in mid November.”
Cassell-Sealy said during The Cultural Show with Rose Willock on Saturday morning at the she wants everyone to pray for good weather. “Last year, we lost more than 50% of the boats due to bad seas. Let us pray we have a good season as it impacts so many lives. In difficult times we need all the help we can get.”
Montserrat is part of Windstar Cruises’ Caribbean Legend seven-day tour which also stops in Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, among others.