~ Anguillian in UK wins first trip to Carnival 50 ~
PHILIPSBURG:--- The official St. Maarten team attending the Uber Soca Cruise consisting of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) and St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has signed a two-year cross-promotion agreement with the popular event.
President of the SCDF Alston Lourens on Monday said destination St. Maarten and St. Maarten Carnival in particular has received terrific exposure during the event. Together with the STB he said, future plans will be tailored to take full advantage of everything Uber Soca offers in terms of exposure for the island not only during the cruises but in the months leading up to.
Lourens also announced that Sandrena Harris, an Anguillian student living in the UK, is the first winner of an all-expense paid trip to Carnival 2019 “Carnival 50.” Almost 3000 Uber Soca Cruise guests on the first sail (there are two sails) had the opportunity to sign up for a chance to win. The winner was picked and announced by Lourens during the Last Lap Concert Finale over the weekend.
Uber Soca Cruise is the largest Soca festival at sea, the 5-day, 4-Night cruise experience fuses the energy and excitement of Carnival with the feel of a luxury cruise to create an experience beyond music. It features non-stop Soca fetes and the best Soca entertainers in the world.
With over 45 events including a pre-party, live concerts, themed-parties, Mas, a J’ouvert, sports competitions, comedy shows, pool parties and panel discussions, USC is the ultimate carnival experience.