A new luxury cruise ship is scheduled to sail into the Caribbean on Friday, with guests aboard being offered a “cruise-like” experience.
The new ship, the Blueprints, will travel through the Caribbean and Panama, taking in more than 300 destinations around the globe.
“The Blueprints is designed to bring the people of the Caribbean back to the islands of St Martin, St Croix, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy and St Martin-en-Novo into a completely new experience, a world away from the norm,” said Anne Hoey, Blueprints’ chief executive.
The Blueprints will travel the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in a journey that takes around 2,000 nautical miles.
The cruise ship will be the first to dock in the Caribbean, and is expected to leave in 2019.
The ship’s arrival will mark the first time since the early 1980s that a Caribbean cruise ship has arrived at a port in the United States, with the first ship to do so being the St Thomas in 1980.
The Bluefaces will sail the Atlantic on the first leg of its voyage.
Blueprints will be one of three luxury cruise ships to sail through the Atlantic Ocean, with another being the Norwegian Viking, scheduled to depart from New York City on Wednesday.
The Norwegian Viking is expected for completion in 2023, with a first-class cabin on board, but will be a limited edition ship.
The first Blueprints to arrive in the US are scheduled to arrive at the port of New York on June 22.
Hoey said that the new Blueprints had been designed to be a “full-service cruise ship” with a “luxury experience”.
“With the new ship the Bluefaces brings the people back to St Martin,” she said.
“It is an experience that we can only hope the people can enjoy.”
Hoes also said the Blueeyes were intended to be “a luxury cruise, a first class cruise and a premium experience”.
The cruise ship arrived at the St Martin de Nantes port in France in August.
It will sail from St Martin on Wednesday, June 22, 2019, and take guests to St Croise on June 24, 2023.