Mayor Dennis O’Keefe, Chair of Cruise St. John’s, has confirmed the arrival of three cruise ships this week.
The World arrived this past Sunday. On Tuesday, Sept. 18 the Regatta visited from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and finally Artania is scheduled to visit on Saturday, Sept. 22, arriving at 8 a.m. and departing at 6 p.m.
“While it was unfortunate that we had to have three cruise ships cancel visits as a result of Tropical Storm Leslie we hosted the Regatta on Tuesday, which wasn’t booked to visit port until late last week,” said Mayor O’Keefe. “We are thrilled to have three cruise ships visit and I am certain that our residents will continue to welcome our visitors with the warmth and hospitality we are known for in St. John’s.”
The World, at 644 feet is the largest privately owned ‘yacht’ with 165 privately owned residences. The itinerary is decided by a board of the ‘owners’. The World previously visited St. John’s in 2002.
Oceania’s Regatta made her inaugural port call to St. John’s on Tuesday. The vessel carries 684 passengers and 400 crew.
Phoenix Reisen’s Artania has 1,188 passengers and 537 crew. The visit to St. John’s is part of an Indian Summer cruise which began in Bremerhaven, Germany on Sept. 14. The cruise will travel to the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, New England states and then return to Europe where the cruise ends Oct. 27.