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April 15th, 2024
2025 cruise tourism numbers projected to beat all records- Hon Kye M. Rymer

MIAMI, Florida, USA– 2025 cruise tourism numbers in the Virgin Islands are projected to break historical records, according to Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5).

March 12th, 2024
VI renews FCCA Presidential Strategic Partnership for 2025

MIAMI, Florida, USA – The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has announced that the Virgin Islands (VI) has renewed its FCCA Presidential Strategic Partnership for 2025 with more cruise arrival numbers forecasted for 2024 and beyond.

December 21st, 2022
Cruise passengers ‘need to pay their fair share’ of environmental levy- Hon Flax-Charles

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Arguing that the cruise ship sector has one of the “greatest impacts” on the environment, the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL), has said cruise ship passengers must be made to pay the Environmental and Tourism Levy.

February 17th, 2022
‘BVI Sign’ @ Pier Park was popular request from cruise passengers– Vance M. Lewis

WICKHAM'S CAY, Tortola, VI- CEO of the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (CBRTPP) Mr Vance M. Lewis has revealed that the new ‘BVI sign’ that has been erected at the CBRTPP was a popular request from cruise passengers.

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.

October 13th, 2021
Cruise tourism restart: VI welcomes first cruise ship today!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 9:00 am, today, October 13, 2021, the Virgin Islands is expected to welcome Seabourn Odyssey with a total of 462 guests, according to the Virgin Islands Ports Authority’s website, representing the first cruise ship with passengers to grace the territory’s shores in months.

October 2nd, 2021
VI secures more cruise calls @ Seatrade Cruise Global 2021 - Premier Fahie

MIAMI, Florida, USA - The Virgin Islands delegation led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) at the 2021 Seatrade Cruise Global conference held in Miami Florida has secured more cruise calls to the territory as the administration seeks to further boost cruise tourism numbers halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 6th, 2019
Cruise ships opted not to come to VI under NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government seems to be doing damage control even while devising strategies to safeguard the territory’s tourism products.

February 26th, 2014
Strong Cruise Growth in US Virgin Islands

Caribbean Journal

The United States Virgin Islands saw strong growth in cruise tourism in 2013, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

October 30th, 2013
Territory will be left behind without development plan - Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Douglas Wheatley believes there is an increasing need for an all-encompassing and holistic development plan for the territory and has argued that the BVI will get left behind without this.

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