Cruise Lines are one of the major new proprieters of private islands, particularly in the Caribbean, something that has not gone unnoticed in the international news.
According to The Daily News the appeal of Caribbean cruising is simple – sun, sand, tropical drinks and exotic stop- offs. Unfortunately, many of the port towns on cruise ships’ itineraries become so crowded that the experience bursts the vacation bubble for passengers. In addition they note that some Caribbean islands welcome at least six mega cruise ships each day, which can mean an influx of more than 10,000 tourists queuing for taxis, tour buses and beds on the beach.
Therefore cruise lines are increasingly turning to private islands to offer their customers a bit of respite away from the hussle and bussle of major ports. Passengers are able to walk right off a ship or a tender directly on to a clean, safe beach where there are no hawkers or taxis.