Fast ferry sailing for ordination

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Fast ferry sailing for ordination

Bishop-elect Clyde Harvey (sixth from left) with diocesan clergy at a July 10 farewell at the Santa Cruz presbytery. Photo courtesy Msgr Christian Pereira.

Operators of Lovely One, the fast ferry operating between Trinidad, Grenada and St Vincent are now offering travellers a special sailing package for the ordination of Bishop-elect Clyde Harvey.

At a cost of TT$1700 passengers can cruise to Grenada in just four hours on the double-decker ferry boat, fully equipped with air-conditioning, television and a cafeteria. The vessel will depart Trinidad on Friday at 5 a.m., arriving in Grenada at 9 a.m.; and leave Sunday at 5 p.m. to arrive in Trinidad at 9 p.m. Free breakfast is offered on Friday’s sailing and passengers are allowed one carry-on bag and two standard-sized suitcases.

The four-year-old boat, which can accommodate 350 passengers, is operating from the Cruise Ship Complex in Port of Spain. Refurbished in June 2016, it was certified in St Kitts and Nevis by International Register of Shipping, Maritime overseas consultant in Florida, USA to operate here. The owner and captain of the vessel, Dominican Neville Wade, has been in the shipping business for over 50 years.

In a telephone interview with Catholic News, Karen Alexander, co-ordinator for the cruise said that a “mature crowd” of persons around the age 60 and over has been contacting them for information. She explained that although the cruise package only covers departure tax, the fare is less when compared to airfare prices amounting to, on average TT$2800. Alexander said the deadline for payment is Wednesday (July 26) and these can be made at Elation Shipping, Golden Doors Plaza, Port of Spain. Alexander may be contacted at 686-2440 or 671-3229 after 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, with concerns over technical difficulties with the ATR aircraft and Caribbean Airlines flight delays, the Catholic Youth Commission decided to cancel their TT$3800 ordination package to Grenada. – KJ