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May 16th, 2024
NCL official blasts ‘rumour’ of Norwegian Cruise Line pulling out of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An official from Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has blasted a rumour that the cruise line intends to pull out of the [British] Virgin Islands market and that the cancellations of five calls to the territory in April 2024, were a sign of such intentions.

March 14th, 2024
Silver Nova’s inaugural call to the Virgin Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– On 11 March 2024, the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) in collaboration with the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) and local ship agent ROMASCO Group, commemorated the inaugural arrival of Silversea Cruises, Silver Nova with a plaque exchange ceremony.

January 28th, 2024
World’s largest cruise ship to dock in STT during maiden voyage


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas, the world’s newest and largest cruise ship, is scheduled to make its inaugural call to Charlotte Amalie on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the Austin Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, St Thomas, which is operated by the [US] VI Port Authority.

January 17th, 2024
'Tourism is bustling' with 995K tourists arrivals recorded in 2023– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) welcomed some 995,000 tourists in 2023, which is a record number in recent years, according to information from the Office of the Premier.

January 9th, 2024
Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady to make inaugural cruise call to VI Sunday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For the first time, a cruise ship from Virgin Voyages, owned by [British] Virgin Islands Belonger Sir Richard C.N. Branson, will make a port call to the territory.

October 24th, 2021
Viking Orion Cruise Ship makes inaugural call to VI

WICKHAM’S CAY 1, Tortola, VI- Much to the delight of especially vendors and taxi drivers who have felt the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic that brought cruise tourism to a screeching halt since early last year, 2020, a cruise ship of over 350 passengers made its first call to Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park in the Virgin Islands today, Sunday, October 24, 2021.

July 19th, 2021
Seabourn Odyssey to call to VI on July 21 & 29, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Although passengers will not be permitted ashore, passenger cruise ship Seabourn Odyssey will make a call to the Virgin Islands on July 21, 2021, and then on July 29, 2021.

July 1st, 2021
Celebrity Millennium is here! Signals return of cruise tourism to VI

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI- The Celebrity Millennium Cruise of the Royal Caribbean family has arrived in the Virgin Islands, signalling the return of cruise tourism for the territory after more than a year of absence due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

June 30th, 2021
Gov’t to meet with taxi operators today, June 30, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands prepares to welcome the first passenger cruise ship in more than year, the Celebrity Millennium, on Thursday, July 1, 2021, taxi and livery operators have been invited to a meeting today, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

June 15th, 2021
Cruise ship expected in VI this week cancels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands should have a return of cruise ship with passengers this week; however, it will have to wait a little longer as the cruise liner has cancelled its entire cruise due to rising COVID-19 cases in another destination.

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