Ernest Hilaire, Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, reported that on January 27, the cruise visitors at Port Castries were welcomed with the sweet sound from the Leon Hess Comprehensive School Pan Side.
With 550 guests on board, the Cruise Silver Dawn made its maiden voyage to Port Castries on January 26. Like on every cruise, the ship and the passengers were warmly welcomed when they landed on Pigeon Island, and at this point, students from Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School greeted the guests.
The secondary school kids also welcomed them on the stairs of the Castries Market with solo ensembles and local drumming. Minister Hilaire remarked that it is encouraging to see young creatives participating in the island’s Creative Industries and connecting them to the tourism industry.
Numerous visitors could be spotted enjoying the young musicians from Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School lovely music. They were observed enjoying the pigeon island’s traditional song as they captured their performance on their cameras and mobile phones.
It’s a fitting approach to welcoming guests with local entertainment and music. Performing cultural acts and playing music to welcome guests gives them a refreshing glimpse into a Foreign civilisation.
The cruise ship Arvia, carrying 4,365 vacationers, docked at Port Castries on January 18. As the ship arrived at Pigeon Island for the first time, Arvia was greeted with an indigenous ceremony consisting of local music and cultural actions.
Over 1800 passengers use the cruise liner to reserve shore excursions. Following this, almost 1000 additional passengers disembarked to explore the stunning island and visit the local areas for a truly authentic Lucian experience.
Visitors visiting Saint Lucia enjoy learning about the local customs and culture. The Saint Lucia Ministry of Tourism is expanding its plans for cultural programmes at cultural events to help visitors better understand their beautiful culture.