Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 direct/can also WhatsApp same number or Email ALL news;                               ads call 1-284-440-6666

PHOTO of the DAY: Cruise Tourism on the move in the right direction!

- Some six ships of all sizes in Territory today, December 6, 2023
Three ships in Tortola today, December 5, 2023. Two are based at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Peir Park and one is anchored in Road Habour. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Every day in the month of December 2023, there will be a cruise ship in port. Today, Wednesday, December 6, 2023, there are some six ships in the Territorial waters, namely at Virgin Gorda, Beef Island, Jost van Dyke (White Bay) and Road Town, the capital city.

Many taxi professional and ship agents are pleased that cruise tourism is on the move and despite all the criticism the Government of Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has been receiving, residents are now seeing dividends from Government's travels, the hard work of the BVI Ports Authority, the BVI Tourist Board, Cruise Ship Agents and other stakeholders.

From the evidence so far it can be safe to say this sector is on the move in a positive direction.

In this photo are three ships in Tortola; two at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Peir Park and one is anchored in Road Habour.

19 Responses to “PHOTO of the DAY: Cruise Tourism on the move in the right direction!”

  • Hahahaha. Jokes. (06/12/2023, 15:04) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    2pm and they already left..We can do better than this..
  • No, it's not (06/12/2023, 15:05) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
    Another cruise ship visitor death today due to lack of beach lifeguards will deter more ships from stopping in the 'swim at your own risk' BVI!
  • lodger (06/12/2023, 15:18) Like (4) Dislike (27) Reply
    I say it again vip going right back in
  • jesus (06/12/2023, 15:21) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    Dirtying our beaches and spending LITTLE MONEY especially dem French German and Italian and British
    • resident (06/12/2023, 19:39) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
      government only cares about the taxi man, as long as they happy that's all that matters
    • @ Jesus. Thank you. (07/12/2023, 05:57) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      We not getting good ships. The Good one "Norwegian" been leaving 1 - 2pm. For the past 3yrs. Something ain right. 'WHY WE CAN'T GET THEM TO STAY LONGER'. Somebody always saying on Tola Radio, not sure, who it is, I think its Choppy, we have a negotiation issue, we are very weak in that area.. This is more evidence..
      • Pier park (07/12/2023, 15:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        They come 4:30am. Disembark 7am to be back on @12:30 for the 1pm departure and 1:30 for the 2pm departure. Will always say the majority who only benefits are tour operators/agents and the Head Tax(Ports)..

        We had 3 ships two of which left 2pm and one large one that was anchored which ONLY had one Approx 400ppl crew included! Don’t let the face value detour or distract you the BVI NEEDS better negotiations with these cruise lines!
    • @ jesus (08/12/2023, 08:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Can I see a show of hands from those who are against Cruise tourism?
      Anyone? Is there anyone? Don't be shy. Do I see a single hand...? Ok then!!!
  • The watchdog (06/12/2023, 16:50) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Come on at least they are coming so some one is making money
  • West side (06/12/2023, 19:49) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Taxi men them making all the money
    • @ West Side. Half right.. (07/12/2023, 05:59) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ship Agents and Port are the one getting their bags full.
  • Really (06/12/2023, 20:01) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    nothing is on the move. traditionally this time of year mutiple cruise ship in port nothing new here
  • 2023 (06/12/2023, 20:07) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    how much money does these ships generate for the territory lots of passengers visit the territory
  • …………………………… (06/12/2023, 21:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank God for the ships jvd made dollars
  • lol (06/12/2023, 21:48) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Welcome to the BVI, remember to swim at your own risk.

Create a comment

Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.