St. Patrick’s 2018 Attracts Record Number of Visitors
A record number of visitors are expected to converge on Montserrat for the 2018 staging of the St. Patrick’s Festival.
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the failed slave rebellion on March 17th 1768 and authorities here are forecasting that over 7000 people will flock to the island for the commemoration.
The Tourism Division has informed that on St. Patrick’s Day itself, more than 1500 persons will travel via ferry from Guadeloupe, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica and Antigua.
The Jeans for Freedom Ferry is expected to arrive on Montserrat with 437 people from Guadeloupe on March 17th.
568 passengers are also expected in from Antigua and Barbuda on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th.
The Jayden Sun, carrying 218 passengers will arrive at 5:30am and the MV Lovely one will dock at around 8am with 350 passengers.
The Sea Hustler will transport 150 passengers from St. Kitts and Nevis on March 16th with a return date of March 18th.
The Tourism Division says based on its promotions in Antigua, it is also anticipating several yachts, based in English Harbour, to journey over to Montserrat during the week.