St Kitts Trip: January 29 - February 5, 2005
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The newly built Port Zante, a deep water port capable of handling the world's largest cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2. St Kitts hailed this as a huge economic milestone, as they are only the second port of call in the Caribbean with this ability (Barbados is the first). For us, however, when a grand total of FIVE cruise ships belched forth their fat, clueless tourists on one of the days we were there (apparently off-loading 7,900 people to go duty free shopping for the day so that they could say they had stepped on foreign soil.. blech), the fact that it was helping the local economy was of little consolation. Seriously, someone shoot me if I ever become one of those "cruise people". Yuck.