Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018

Record number of cruise tourists in Curaçao

CruiseWILLEMSTAD - Never before have there been so many cruise tourists in Curacao as in 2017. Over 634 thousand in total. Divided over 287 cruise ships. That is what the Port Authority CPA said yesterday in a press conference.

In comparison: in 2016, 150 thousand fewer cruise tourists roamed the Curaçao streets. According to CPA, the construction of the second mega pier is an important reason for growth.

Another reason was hurricane Irma which devastated popular cruise destinations such as St. Maarten. This is why a lot of ships changed their itineraries and included Curaçao as one of their ports.

For this year, CPA expects 100,000 more tourists in Curaçao’s harbor.

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