Barbados

Charting a fresh course for Barbados’ cruise sector

The Barbadian Government has formed the National Cruise Development Commission to come up with a path forward for the country’s cruise sector, which is reportedly floundering and which tourism minister Kerrie Symmonds described as “in a deep state of crisis”. Issues include port capacity constraints, inefficient infrastructure and poor customer service. What are the problems with the industry in Barbados, and how can it be rescued as a cruise destination?