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VI confirms 176 cruise calls @ 2021 Seatrade Cruise Global– Hon deCastro

Junior Minister for Tourism, Hon Sharie B. deCastro (AL) has announced that the Virgin Islands (VI) has confirmed a total of 176 Cruise calls at the recent 2021 Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami, Florida. Photo: GIS/Facebook
The calls were confirmed from October 13, 2021, into 2024 the Minister said at a press conference held yesterday, Friday, October 8, 2021, alongside Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Tourism Director Mr Clive McCoy. Photo: GIS/Facebook
The calls were confirmed from October 13, 2021, into 2024 the Minister said at a press conference held yesterday, Friday, October 8, 2021, alongside Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Tourism Director Mr Clive McCoy. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Junior Minister for Tourism, Hon Sharie B. deCastro (AL) has announced that the Virgin Islands (VI) has confirmed a total of 176 Cruise calls at the recent 2021 Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami, Florida.

The calls were confirmed from October 13, 2021, into 2024 the Minister said at a press conference held yesterday, Friday, October 8, 2021, alongside Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Tourism Director Mr Clive McCoy.

Hon deCastro in her speech said, “I can confidently report that our operations plan was met favorably and cruise lines also indicated that interest in the BVI as a destination remains high.”

She added, “As such, our cruise partners confirmed a total of 176 calls to the BVI beginning October 13, 2021, up until 2024. This confirmation indicated that the cruise industry is confident in our ability as a territory to deliver a safe and excellent cruise product for their guests.”

Tourism partners on board! 

According to the Minister, calls were confirmed with regular partners including Disney, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean.

Hon deCastro Castro said in total, the territory can expect 299 calls with 193 at the cruise pier for the 2021/2022 season, with a projected increase the following season, she said.

Meanwhile, the Minister also announced that the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) will soon be providing information on hospitality training for the COVID-19 era, and called on local relevant businesses to participate.

The goal she said, is to ensure that businesses who serve in the tourism industry are fully prepared to operate in a safe environment.

The Minister also encouraged stakeholders to contact the tourist board directly for additional information.

24 Responses to “VI confirms 176 cruise calls @ 2021 Seatrade Cruise Global– Hon deCastro”

  • Futuro (09/10/2021, 11:37) Like (73) Dislike (4) Reply
    She eating well , while others starving!
    You all turn will come , VIP must go.
    • @ futuro (09/10/2021, 12:54) Like (3) Dislike (83) Reply
      Vip not going anywhere soon
      • @@Futuro (09/10/2021, 14:17) Like (108) Dislike (0) Reply
        In your dreams, we are no longer small minded like the older ones are. We got something for all of you guys next election. We are not looking for politicians, WE ARE LOOKING FOR TRUE LEADERS.
        • time (09/10/2021, 19:33) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
          We need and is looking for true leaders. Politicians need not apply. We are the new modern generation that will be soon running the Country.
          • Native Senior Citizen Ethnicity black (10/10/2021, 05:56) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
            @ Time:
            "We need and is (are) looking for new leaders.
            Politicians need not apply. We are the new modern generation thi will soon run be running the Country."

            Yes, you probably will, but I am very sure what direction you will be heading. Allowed me, if you will, to tell you the direction that you planned: In worst meat than we are in now, because a Country right does necessary based on modern views, but rather GODLY WISDOM, of selflessness. Until you are ready, you will, if elected to government cabinet, be spoilers.
            I wasn't trying to bust your air bubble, it has busted because of it lack of incompetent strength. Relax yourselves.
        • Ahaha (09/10/2021, 22:52) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
          @@futuro true leaders? Like who?? K***ma C***y P**k and H*****ge? Honestly i can see a certain type so people voting for people like them! In now time it will be legit do do everything unlawfully wrong. We’re not putting racist minded self in Titile low minded people like them in office!! Them will never small my vote!!!
          • LOL! (10/10/2021, 06:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
            You can always tell who the government give handouts too.. None of these ppl ever push up there chest to run but was brave enough to actually come out an speek for the rest of the population who is fed up of the 1% leaching off the country like yourself I'm sure... Try go lye down let your heart pump freely...
      • V0TER #6 (09/10/2021, 20:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WHO THE NDP HAVE TO RUN NO BODY THAT CRAZY..
        • New generation (09/10/2021, 22:14) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          We don’t want NDP either. We want true honest leaders.
    • Reply (09/10/2021, 13:31) Like (8) Dislike (66) Reply
      yes vip must go and we going turn over the bvi to kishma, cindy, pico muff, heritage, smurf, and arron!!!!! Let's get it on fast votes
      • @Reply (09/10/2021, 14:26) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
        Yes, Yes and a thousand percent yes. The above mentioned names is the ones we need in office. They do not nor are they looking for validation from anyone.
      • @Reply (09/10/2021, 19:40) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        That would be a niceeee team right there. They would do good things for the BVI for sure. If they make that move, I will support them.
    • Your sick (09/10/2021, 19:58) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Futuro your a sick person. You and everyone that liked your comment. You’ll are sick sick people. Maybe if you a$$ stay home on weekends you’ll have money to buy food and get fat as well! Stop watching other people; Maybe you deserve to physically starve you moron!!
    • Jacko (10/10/2021, 14:09) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      So 176 ships calling over 3 years? That's pathetic. 58 a year and none paid a dime yet.
  • Sue said it (09/10/2021, 12:04) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well gag me with a spoon, she has finally spoken.
  • my yute (09/10/2021, 12:55) Like (8) Dislike (22) Reply
    WE VOTING FOR DECASTRO AGAIN
  • ... (09/10/2021, 13:22) Like (4) Dislike (20) Reply
    vip remains the best hope for the bvi you all will be foolish to turn over the bvi to marlon and aaron
  • Futuro (09/10/2021, 13:45) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    We shall see. Time will tell
  • BVIslander (09/10/2021, 13:48) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some them waste time need go especially 7 district cruise ships coming eastern side of road is worse,pot holes bad patch
  • Hmm (09/10/2021, 17:20) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    I forgot Decastro was in office . On the back burner seems to be her favourite spot.
  • Whoa! Hold back your horses. (09/10/2021, 20:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please don't get ahead of yourselves.
    The topic is about Cruise Ships call and their number, and plans for the next tourist season, not who should win the next election.
    There will be no necmxt election date set before we get to know of the CoI recommendations in reference to our political status.
    In a foot race or any other race the is a set time to start. Any move forward before the time set can result in a forfeit. You people, middle age, and old people, until the race begins, there can be no winner but me that tell you rush, rush, to be patient, and wait you turn.
    Wise Native Senior
    Ethnicity: black
    Name: ?
  • Will say (10/10/2021, 07:49) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Never knew the majority of Tortolians was this Stupid, slow and ignorant. We don’t need anymore clown show politicians, we need serious minded leaders.
    • @Will say (10/10/2021, 09:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree with you on that, has to be something blowing in the wind or the drinking water. I don’t understand it myself. If you know someone’s track record why would you continue to elect them over and over. It goes back to ignorance and stupidity. Seems like no one want better for themselves.
  • It is time to recognize (10/10/2021, 09:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We the younger generation have to fight for the next generation. These clown politicians is only looking out for themselves only and the next vote. But for real, we got something for all of you.


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