ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday February 13, 2020 – Royal Caribbean International and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda have signed a deal for the cruise company’s first ever Royal Beach Club. The agreement marks the start of the planning and development for the Royal Beach Club scheduled to break ground later this year.
Created exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, the Royal Beach Club at Antigua will sit along more than a half-mile of beachfront and combine the island’s beaches with the cruise line’s service and amenities.
“The Royal Beach Club will deliver a memorable beach day to our guests,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Together with the government of Antigua and Barbuda, we will bring to life an experience that will bring more visitors to these idyllic islands and create significant economic benefits and opportunities. In addition, we are looking at ways for the local community to also enjoy the beach club on days our ships are in other destinations.”
The cruise line has also committed to bringing Symphony of the Seas to the twin-island nation with a call on November 3, 2020.
Minister of Tourism, Economic Development and Investments Charles Fernandez said the government was truly grateful and appreciative that Royal Caribbean’s first Royal Beach Club will be in Antigua, which, he said, “confirms confidence in our twin-island state”.
“We are also excited to share our beautiful island with guests sailing aboard Royal Caribbean ships when they begin calling to the island later this year,” he added.