The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) partnered with Ubersoca Cruise (USC), the largest Caribbean soca music and carnival festival at sea, which sailed from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, November 16 – 20, 2017. CTO hosted a Destination Showcase onboard Ubersoca Cruise 2017, which included a presentation on Caribbean destinations and ongoing CTO initiatives, highlighting the CTO Hurricane Relief Fund and the CTO Scholarship Foundation; initiatives which generate funding to provide financial assistance to support member countries post disaster, and nationals to pursue studies in tourism, hospitality and related fields.
A highlight of the onboard activity was the exciting ‘I Am Caribbean’ Trivia competition which featured questions on the culture, geography and history of the region. A packed auditorium of over 200 patrons participated in the event vying for a chance to win one of the luxury Caribbean vacations on offer.
The CTO is pleased to announce the winners of the Trivia Competition as follows:
Name Nationality Prize
Valery Lionel British Virgin Islands Valentines Residences Resort and Marina, The Bahamas
Jawaan Riley British Virgin Islands Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, The Bahamas
Delora Samuel Dominica Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts
Meleke Turnbull US Virgin Islands San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Belize
Jason Seignoret Dominica Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa, Martinique
Kamona Ayres Trinidad and Tobago True Blue Bay Boutique Resort, Grenada
The CTO was pleased to partner with Clarke’s Court Rum of Grenada Distillers Limited, Grenada, producers of award-winning rums and spirits, who provided free product samples and rum tastings during the event. Clarke’s Court Rum Distillery in operation since 1937, is the island’s best-known and largest distillery and is an iconic historical site, offering rum making and factory tours and tastings.
Special thanks are extended to all participating resort properties for providing complimentary 3 nights’ accommodation for two, for the trivia competition winners. Special thanks are also owned to our tourism partners in the respective destinations: The Ministries of Tourism, National Tourist Boards and Hotel and Tourism Associations of Belize, The Bahamas, Martinique, Grenada and St Kitts for assisting us in facilitating outreach to the respective resort properties in their destinations.
Ubersoca cruise is the first and only full cruise ship charter dedicated exclusively to Caribbean Soca music and culture, which brings together Caribbean nationals with members of the Diaspora and friends of the region from across the globe. In addition to multiple live concerts and themed events, Ubersoca cruise offers a myriad of other exciting activities onboard, which make it an ‘experience beyond the music’. To learn more about Ubersoca Cruise and partner for the 2018 sailing, please email [email protected] or visit www.ubersocacruise.com.
Feel free to book your next Caribbean adventure with our partnered hotels:
Valentines Residences Resort and Marina, The Bahamas – https://www.valentinesresort.com/
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, The Bahamas – https://bahamar.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Kittitian Hill, St Kitts – http://www.kittitianhill.com/
San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Belize – https://www.sanignaciobelize.com/
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort, Grenada – https://truebluebay.com/