To mark the 20th anniversary of Costa Cruise Lines in Guadeloupe, the Board of Tourism is planning three days of festivities. In a prepared statement, the board said that Costa was the first cruise line to call regularly in Pointe-a-Pitre.

The festivities will celebrate Costa and at the same time use the opportunity to present the islands of Guadeloupe as a cruise destination.

Jan. 8, 9 and 10 have been earmarked for the occasion, and during those three days, the three Costa ships which are homeporting in Guadeloupe for the 2014-2015 season will be in port.

Various events will be held, according to the board, such as: a “taxi show” with a distribution of gifts, tasting of local dishes, and a mural to be painted on canvas, live music and dance performances, release of balloons and fireworks.

Other events include a competition on Facebook with the best cruise testimonies and an art competition among students.