BASSETERRE, St. Kitts --- A second cruise pier is scheduled for
Port Zante in St. Lucia, according to Dwyer Astaphan, minister of
The current pier can handle up to two mega ships at one time;
the second pier, with construction scheduled to in mid-2004, also
will be large enough to handle two of the big cruise ships,
Astaphan also announced that Universal Airlines, a small
scheduled carrier based in New York with 767 service from JFK to
Trinidad and Guyana, will begin year-round Saturday nonstop service
to St. Kitts on June 24.
Introductory fares will be $450 round trip; packages will be
available through several operators, including Alken Tours and Gogo
Worldwide Vacations, Astaphan said.
Commissions will range from $25 to $35 per booking.